International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Balescu S, Tuffreau A, Dobrescu R, 2015: Mamaia Sat (Romania): a Late Middle Pleistocene Palaeolithic Site?. Anthropologie (Brno) 53, 1-2: 157-166'.
The multi-stratified Palaeolithic site of Mamaia Sat site, located north of Constan?a (Dobrogea) was discovered by K. Valoch and J. Jelínek. It includes two intraloessic archaeological layers which have been assigned to the Last Interglacial (MIS 5.5) and the Early Last Glacial (MIS 5.3–5.1). The lithic material is characterised by discoid debitage together with a few pieces also showing Levallois debitage. Side-scrapers are the most common flake-tools. The presence of foliate tools is an original feature of this material. In this paper, the chronological context of the Mamaia Sat site is reassessed in the light of recent luminescence (IRSL) dating results obtained on loess from the nearby reference loess-palaeosol sequences of Tuzla and Mircea Vod? in Dobrogea. At Mamaia Sat, we have evidence for human occupation during at least two successive Middle Pleistocene interglacial periods prior to the Last Interglacial, which could reasonably be correlated with MIS 7 and MIS 9.
Middle Palaeolithic – Loess – Luminescence dating – Late Middle Pleistocene – Romania

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