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MICROFACIAL, PALAEONTOLOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE GENESIS OF THE HOMO ERECTUS SITE OF BILZINGSLEBEN

Thüringer Landesgraduiertenstipendium

05/2008-04/2010

Thomas Daniel, Peter Frenzel, Reinhard Gaupp

The genesis of the Homo erectus excavation site of Bilzingsleben will be studied using methods of microfacial analysis, micropalaeontological investigations on Ostracoda and other microfossils as well as geochemical analysis of ostracod valves and sedimentological paraeters. A focus is set on reconstructing the ecosystem, the sedimentation regime and the genesis of the archaeological horizon. Also, the general palaeoenvironmental conditions during the time of the Homo erectus in Bilzingsleben will be reconstructed.

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Excavated horizon with bones of large mammals and stones in Bilzingsleben (1988)

Sediment section in Bilzingsleben prepared for documentation and sampling (2007)