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11 January 2021

2020 FIELD WORK SEASONS

The 30th excavation season took place between October 12 and November 8, 2020. The work was focused on the upper levels of the West Sector assigned to MIS 5e, c. 120,000 years. In the North sector, our work was in the levels XIII to XV (MIS 7-8, c. 200,000 – 300,000 years). The pandemic global situation with the COVID-19 conditioned the objectives established in previous years, and the work had to be focused on preparing future excavation areas by cleaning stratigraphic profiles and small boreholes. Topographic and planimetric tasks were also developed with the objective to make 3D reconstructions of the levels I to XIII surfaces in our attempt to have a better documentation of the cave. The excavation did not retrieved nor registered archaeological items (e.g., bones and/or lithics). A total of 12 excavators between technicians and students participated in the works.

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