Catalogue of Fossil Hominids Database

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Placename

Tana della Basura.

Latitude / Longitude

44.11666667
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data

ID:20441
A:Tana della Basura.
X:g
B:Cave, Tana della Basura(or Grotta della Basua), 183 m. above sea-level, Toirano, 4 km. from Borghetto S.Spirito on the road to Bardinato, Province of Savona.
C:4407N
D:0812E
H:Late Pleistocene.
I:Clay pats on wall and charred stubs of pine torches in clay of floor indicating associated ritual. A.C.Blanc 1957.
J:Ursus spelaeus abundant; at least one bear paw-print overlies human footprint. Fide K.P.Oakley 1961. Flora: Quercus, Pinus. c. Maviglia 1950, Osservazioni preliminari nella grotta della Basura a Toirano(Savona), Rass. speleol. ital., 2: 117-122.
L:A2: 12,340 +- 160 BP(GrN-5007), on basis of C14 dating of charcoal fragments in floor of innermost chamber of cave collected by A.C.Blanc in 1950. J.C.Vogel June 1967, in lit. See also J.N.Rosholt & P.S.Antal 1963, Evaluation of the Pa231/U-Th230 method for dating Pleistocene carbonate focks, Prof. Pap. U.S.geol. Surv., 450-E: E108-111.
M:Human Knuckle-, knee- & footprints(numbered 1-11).

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