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Pleistocene camelids from the Syrian Desert: The diversity in El Kowm

Martini, Pietro and Costeur, Loïc and Le Tensorer, Jean-Marie and Schmid, Peter. (2015) Pleistocene camelids from the Syrian Desert: The diversity in El Kowm. L'anthropologie, 119 (5). pp. 687-693.

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Abstract

The family Camelidae has been present in Eurasia since the latest Miocene, and several species are recognized, but their evolution is poorly known. The region of El Kowm, central Syria, includes several sites spanning the Early to Late Pleistocene and provides the only abundant fossil record of camelids in the Middle East. Our preliminary results show that several species are present over the sequence, revealing some surprising evolutionary trends.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA) > Urgeschichte (Le Tensorer)
UniBasel Contributors:Le Tensorer, Jean-Marie and Martini, Pietro
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Masson
ISSN:0003-5521
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:08 Sep 2016 08:43

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