Field Surveys

Sorbe River fluvial terraces

There is a well developed system of Quaternary fluvial terraces associated to the Sorbe river, spanning from the Holocene to the Lower Pleistocene. Some of them have shown lithic remains both in situ and on surface. These terraces are being systematically surveyed since 2019.

Jarama valley caves and rock shelters

The huge potential of the upper part of the Jarama river basin lead us to conducting field surveys, together with the GAEM speleological group, in an area rich in limestone rock shelters. Previously known archaeological sites in the area, such as El Reno cave or Jarama II and Jarama VI rock shelters, demonstrate the high potential of the area.

Alto Tajo karst and fluvial terraces

In collaboration with Javier Aragoncillo and Dr. José Manuel Maillo (UNED) we are conducting field surveys campaigns at different areas of the Alto Tajo region, where previous work had suggested the presence of Upper Paleolithic sites both in caves and in the open-air.

Sorbe basin caves and rock shelters

Besides Peña Capón and Peña Cabra, the Sorbe River basin hosts many other karstic sites, some of them bearing high potential for hosting Late Pleistocene archaeological, palaeontological and palaeoecological archives. Together with speleologists from the GAEM and El Piezo groups, we are conducting field surveys in many of them.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Manuel Alcaraz-Castaño is a Professor of Prehistory at the University of Alcalá (Spain)

University of Alcalá (Spain)

MULTIPALEOIBERIA ERC Project. Área de Prehistoria. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. C/ Colegios 2, 28801 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain)

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