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Red Lady of El Miron

18 June 2015

At http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2015/article/the-unfolding-s… … this is a story about El Miron cave in northern Spain (in the Cantabrian Mountains) which is currently being explored and excavated. It is located above a river valley in a picturesque setting and as late as 1903 was being used to stable goats. It has had a long history of human occupation – from the Neanderthals and early Upper Palaeolithic to the Solutrean and Magdalenian, the Azilian and Mesolithic – into the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, and into modern times. A red ochre stained body was found in a natural depression at the rear of the cave.

The findings have been published in Popular Archaeology magazine and in the Journal of Archaeological Science (summer 2015 issue).

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