Catalogue of Fossil Hominids Database

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Moita do Sebastiao.

Latitude / Longitude



A:Moita do Sebastiao.
B:Shell-mound(concheiro) on It bank of river Muge, 5-5 km. from its confluence with the river Tagus.
H:Atlantic. J.Roche 1965a, observations sur la stratigraphie et la chronologie des auras coquilliers de Muge(Portugal), Bull. Socprehist. fr., 42: 130-138. J.Roche 1965b, Donnees recentes sur la stratigraphie et la chronologie des auras coquilliers d'##ge mesolithique de Muge(Portugal), Quaternaria, 7: 155-163.
I:Mesolithic. J.Roche 1960: 37-90.
J:Erinaceus europaeus, Lepus cuniculus, L.timidus, Fells paradina Lutra vulgaris, Meles taxus, Vulpes vulgaris, Sus scroga, Cervus capreolus, C,elaphus, bos primigenius, B.taurus. Pisces, Crustacea, including Carcinus mernas, Gelasimus tangeri. Mollusca including Cardium edule, Helix acuta, H.apicina, H.pisana, H.virgata, Mytilus edulis, Meritina fluviatilis, scrobicularia plana. O.da Veiga Ferreira 1954, Faune malacologique, Crustaces et Poissons, Muge(Moita do Segastiao), 4 th Int. Congr. prehist. protohist. Sci. (Madrid 1954): 339-346. G.Zbyszewski 1954, Note sur les restes de Mammiferes recueillis dans le "concheiro" de Moita do Sebastiao(Muge), 4 th Int. Congr. prehist. protohist. Sci.(Madrid 1954): 333-338. J.Roche 1960: 131-133.
L:A2: c. 7000-7700 BO on basis of C14 dating of charcoal: 7350 +- 350 BP(Sa-16). J.Roche 1957, Premiere dataion du Mesolithique portugais par l'a methode du Cargone 14, Bolm Acad. Cienc. Lisb. 29: 292-296.
M:Group A. The burials found in the last century are extensive and include skeletal remains of about 29 males, 20 females, 7 juveniles and 18 children, together with some 26 isolated crania and anther 20 individuals represented by rather fragmentary post-cranial remains. Material relating to 8 of the recorded burials cannot be traced. Group B. These burials included 3 male, 2 female and 2 infant skeletons in a fairly good state of preservation(Group B1), together with remains of a further 41 individuals, including 14 males, 11 females, 1 juvenile and 10 children(Group B2).