Tuesday, May 30, 2023

A woolly rhinoceros that roamed Burgos in the Late Pleistocene

The woolly rhinoceros lived in Burgo during the Late Pleistocene. This was revealed in the publication of an article in the impact Journal “Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh”, Diego Arceredillo, Professor at Isabella I University.in consultation with Carlos Díez Fernández, from the University of Burgos, and Jesús Frabcisco Jordá Pardo, from UNED.

In this article the results of a a paleontological study in which the remains of the woolly rhinoceros “Coelodonta of antiquity” were developed in the cave of La Mina in Burgos, near the town of Hortigüela.

La Mina is one of the classic prehistoric sites of Burgos along with Cueva Millán and La Ermita. Some deposits that complete their tables with species such as brown bears, cave hyenas, roe deer or lynxes, with various pieces of lithic industry made from quartzite and quartzite.

Through the discovery of several dental fragments of woolly rhinoceros and their identification by lDue to the racemization of amino acids, it could be modern: 52,500 years old, the oldest of this species is the Upper Pleistocene.

A record that involves moments to identify the access route to the plain of Castile, not only of this species, but also of the different groups of people who inhabited these lands and allowed the definition of the new migrant wave described earlier. From now on, La Mina researchers can help to complete the migratory movements of this species throughout the Middle Pleistocene and Upper Paleolithic in the Iberian Peninsula.

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