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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 –…
11 January 2021

2019 FIELD WORK SEASONS

The twenty-ninth excavation campaign took place between August 20 and September 16. The work of the same focused on the upper levels of the West Sector between tables F1' to H1', a total of 4 m2 assigned to strata III (MIS 5e, c. 120,000 years). In the North sector, the…
11 January 2021

2018 FIELD WORK SEASONS

The twenty-eighth excavation campaign took place between August 20 and September 16. The work of the same focused on the upper levels of the West Sector between tables F1' to H1', a total of 4 m2 assigned to strata III (MIS 5e, c. 120,000 years). In the North sector, the…
04 December 2020

2017 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twenty-seventh excavation campaign took place between August 21 and September 16. Its work focused on the upper levels of the West Sector between tables F1' to L1', a total of 11 m2 assigned to strata III-IV (MIS 5e, c. 120,000 years). In the North sector, the extension work was…
04 December 2020

2016 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twenty-sixth excavation campaign took place between August 1 and September 25, 2016, for eight weeks. Its work focused on the upper levels of the West Sector between tables D1' to L2', a total of 13 m2 assigned to strata III-IV (MIS 5e, c. 120,000 years). In the North sector,…
17 November 2020

“BOLOMOR’S FIRE” Pepe Azorin (Altea 2020)

You have completed the archaeological excavation campaign Bolomor-2020 will be remembered by the limitations imposed by pandemic Covid-19. Despite all the work and enthusiasm of the research team, it continues and has been accompanied by great news at the end of it: an extraordinary drawing by our great artist Pepe…
26 April 2019

The Bolomor research team receives the honor of 2019 from UGT-País Valenciano

The research team of the Cova del Bolomor received yesterday, April 25, 2019, the honor of UGT-Valencian Country in collective category for the 30 years of excavation, dissemination and investigation of the Valencian deposit. The award of honor in individual category was given to Dr. Santiago Grisolía, one of the…
23 August 2018

The 30th fieldwork season in Bolomor Cave begins

The 30th fieldwork season in Bolomor Cave begins, with a duration of one month and in which more than 40 researchers, including doctors, graduates and students, from different universities and national and international research centers will participate. The excavations at the site have been systematically developed since 1989 as part…
18 June 2018

Excursión Post-Congreso IBERFAULT2018

El pasado 15 de junio tuvo lugar una visita a la Cova del Bolomor. Formaba parte de la excursión post-congreso de IBERFAUL2018. Los investigadores, geólogos, estuvieron muy interesados en conocer el yacimiento. Los responsables de la visita fueron Josep Fernández y Policarp Garay
13 June 2018

IBERFAULT-2018 EXCURSIÓN POST-CONGRESO (AEQUA)

IBERFAULT-2018 EXCURSIÓN POST-CONGRESO (AEQUA) GEOLOGÍA DE LOS TERREMOTOS DE ESTUBENY (1748 AD) Y TAVERNES DE LA VALLDIGNA (1368 AD): EFECTOS GEOLÓGICOS Y SU RELACIÓN CON EL FRENTE DE DEFORMACIÓN BÉTICO. Earthquake Geology of the Estubeny (AD 1748) AND Tavernes de la Valldigna (AD 1396) seismic events: Geological effects and its…
28 January 2018

Discovered in Israel the jaw of older Homo sapiens outside of Africa

A jaw attributed to Homo sapiens found in Misliya (Israel), dated in about 160,000 years, the oldest remain of our species outside the African continent. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/ancient-jawbone-suggests-our-species-left-africa-40000-years-earlier-expected
21 August 2017

The 29th fieldwork season in Bolomor Cave begins

The 29th fieldwork season in Bolomor Cave begins, with a duration of one month and in which more than 40 researchers, including doctors, graduates and students, from different universities and national and international research centers will participate. The excavations at the site have been systematically developed since 1989 as part…
05 November 2016

PhD presented by Laura Hortelano

On November 4, was presented the PhD "Ánalisis funcional de utillaje sobre caliza del nivel XII (MIS 6) de la Cova del Bolomor" by Laura Hortelano, That result in an excellent grade. The work has been directed by Valentín Villaverde, Paula Jardón and Josep Fernández.    
27 October 2016

Upper Palaeolithic human groups hunted lions to use their skins

The study of a set of nine phalanxes of cave lion (Panthera spelaea) with cut marks, found at the site of La Garma (Omoño, Cantabria), shows that human groups in the Upper Paleolithic hunted lions to use their skins. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0163591
01 August 2016

The 28th excavation season at Bolomor Cave starts today

  The 28th excavation season at Bolomor Cave starts today with a length of two months and more than 70 people involved, including researchers, graduates and students from several national and international universities and research centers. Fieldworks at Bolomor Cave are being systematically developed since 1989 as part of the…
31 July 2016

Fires at Neumark-Nord 2 (Germany) (OIS5e)

Fires at Neumark-Nord 2, Germany: An analysis of fire proxies from a Last Interglacial Middle Palaeolithic basin site http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00934690.2016.1208518
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2015 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twenty-fifth field-work season was conducted between September 7th and October 4th. The tasks were focused on the excavation of the level XIII (MIS 7, ca 200,000 years) in the Northern Sector of the site, in the same area as the previous field-work season. The work involved the squares A10-N12…
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1989 FIELD WORK SEASON

The first season took place from the 8th of November to the 4th of December. The initial works consisted in conditioning the archaeological actuation area and the access to the site. The main aim was to document with detail the stratigraphic sequence of the western sector. We proceeded to normalize…
05 May 2016

1990 FIELD WORK SEASON

The excavation season of this year didn’t take place because of the lack of an economic budget. In January we proceeded to the closing and protection of the site with a metal fence.   Setting up the first protection fence.
05 May 2016

1991 FIELD WORK SEASON

The second season took place between the 22nd of March and the 22nd of April. The aims were focused in completing the study of the stratigraphic sequence with the minimum effect on its extension. We consider three groups of different diachronic moments: upper, intermediate and lower stratigraphic levels. The upper…
05 May 2016

1992 FIELD WORK SEASON

The third season took place between the 11th of April and the 5th of May. The aim was to look for an adequate extensive excavation area of the most recent levels of the site (Western sector). After the surface cleaning of spoiled sediments of about 3 and 40 cm we…
05 May 2016

1993 FIELD WORK SEASON

The fourth excavation soason took place between the 14th of October and the 15th of November. We proceeded to remove the lower levels in order to look for non affected areas of the old removals. After the emptying of the southern sector we saw that all the deposit had been…
05 May 2016

1994 FIELD WORK SEASON

The fifth excavation season took place during the 4th of September till the 2nd of October. The excavation tasks were focused on levels IV and XV-XVIIa. We opened 11 m2: squares B2, B3, D3, D4, F2, F3, F4, H2, H3, H4 and J3. We proceeded to the definitive closing of…
05 May 2016

1995 FIELD WORK SEASON

There was no excavation season this year due to the lack of economical budget.
05 May 2016

1996 FIELD WORK SEASON

The sixth season took place between the 7th of October and the 3rd of November. We worked sequentially on the stratigraphy and paralyzed the extensive excavation initiated in 1992. Levels IV to X with a total width of 150 cm, was excavated on squares B3 and B4 with the rising…
05 May 2016

1997 FIELD WORK SEASON

The seventh excavation season took place between the 22nd of September and the 20th of October. The aims were focused on the stratigraphic sequence and on the beginning of the excavation works on the eastern sector. We wanted to access to other deeper levels without the necessity of working over…
05 May 2016

1998 FIELD WORK SEASON

The eighth excavation season took place between the 15th of September and the 13th of October. The aims of this campaign were focused in the excavation of strata IV and V on squares A2, B2, D2, D3, F2, and F3 (6 m2). On the first (IV), with an average density…
05 May 2016

1999 FIELD WORK SEASON

The ninth excavation season took place from the 13th of September till the 10th of October. We focused on the excavation of stratum V which ended in layer 4 and gave place to one of the most widely compacted pavements of the site, stratum VI.  This was raised in a…
05 May 2016

2000 FIELD WORK SEASON

The tenth excavation season took place between the 18th of September and the 16th of October. We focused on the excavation of strata XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV. These, with a width of 420 cm were excavated on squares A2, B2, B3, D2, D3, F2, F3, N4, N5, O4,…
05 May 2016

2001 FIELD WORK SEASON

The eleventh season took place from the 10th of September until the 9th of October. We opened a third excavation sector in order to increase the working area. The sagittal and frontal cuts of the northern and eastern area of the cave where regularized. Stratum XII was excavated in layers…
05 May 2016

2002 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twelfth season took place from the 16th of September to the 14th of October. The objetives where to continue the work were: western, eastern and northern areas; with the excavation of strata XII, XIII and XV. The western sector was excavated on squares A2, A3, B2, B3, D2, D3,…
05 May 2016

2003 FIELD WORK SEASON

The thirteenth excavation season took place from the 16th of September until the 12th of October of 2005. We continued in the excavation of strata XII, XIII and XV. On the western sector we excavated stratum XIII, layers 8 to 11 (Z= 530-570) on squares A2, A3, A4, B2, B3,…
05 May 2016

2004 FIELD WORK SEASON

The fourteenth excavation season took place from the 13th of September until the 12th of October of 2005. We worked on the following areas: western sector, eastern sector and northern sector, on levels XII, XIII and XV. The cleaning labours continued as well as the extraction of removed earth from…
05 May 2016

2005 FIELD WORK SEASON

The fifteenth excavation season took place from the 19th of September until the 15th of October of 2005. The excavation took place on the following areas: Western sector and southern sector on levels VI and XIII. On the western sector we finished the excavation of the layer and of the…
05 May 2016

2006 FIELD WORK SEASON

The sixteenth excavation season took place from the 15th of September till the 15th of October of 2006. We focused the work on levels VII and VIII, characterized by breccias and with scarce archaeological material. The excavated density was of 60 cm of breccia sediment with a yellowish coloration and…
05 May 2016

2007 FIELD WORK SEASON

The seventeenth excavation season took place from the 15th of September to the 15th of October of 2007. The efforts were focused on the northern sector, with the excavation of strata IX, X, XI and XII. Excavated squares were E8 a K11 (16 m2) with an approximated density of 50…
05 May 2016

2008 FIELD WORK SEASON

The eighteenth excavation season took place from the 15th of September to the 15 of October of 2008. Most of the work took place on the Northern sector, on levels XI and XII. Excavated squares: E9 to N13 (20 m2). More specifically, efforts were aimed at finalizing the excavation of…
05 May 2016

2009 FIELD WORK SEASON

The nineteenth season took place during the 15th of September and the 15th of October of 2009. We worked on the areas of the western and eastern sector. The western sector was excavated on levels I to V on squares F1, F1', H1 and H1'. Works in the second sector…
05 May 2016

2010 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twentieth excavation season took place between the 15th of September and the 15th of October of 2010. We focused on the excavation of the Northern area in level XII and squares A10 to N13 (30 m2). This level XII, with strong breccias, was lifted in a sole layer with…
05 May 2016

2011 FIELD WORK SEASON

The season number 21 took place between the 12th of September and the 9th of October 2011. The excavation focused in the Northern Sector with the digging of level XII on squares A10 to N13 (30 m2), some partially. This work is a continuation of the two previous years on…
05 May 2016

2012 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twenty-second excavation season took place from the 10th of September until the 7th of 2012. The objective, as in the last seasons, was to continue with the excavation of level XII, dated to 180 kya - final phase of the Middle Pleistocene. The excavation tasks affected mainly the squares…
05 May 2016

2013 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twenty-third season of excavation took place in September 2nd-29th, 2013. The excavation works were focused on the start of level XIII (MIS 7, ca 200,000 years) in the Northern Sector of the archaeological site. The excavation tasks affected mainly the squares A9-N12 with a maximum of 40 m2 in…
05 May 2016

2014 FIELD WORK SEASON

The twenty-fourth excavation season took place between 8th of September and 5th of October of 2014. We focused on the excavation in extension of level XIII (MIS 7, ca 200,000 years) from the Northern area of the site, as the last year. The fieldwork involved the squares B9 to N12,…
01 March 2012

Necrológica. Museu Valencià d’Història Natural

El Museu Valencia d'Historia Natural desaparece, una institución dedicada a la pedagogia y la investigación de las Ciencias de la Tierra sucumbe bajo la etiqueta que se denomina crisis. Un presupuesto de unos pocos miles de euros es la barrera entre el ser o no ser de un espacio educativo…
25 February 2012

Crisis neandertal previa a su extinción

Problemática sobre la extinción de los neandertales en Europa que postula un agotamiento de la especie alrededor de los 50 ky. Es decir, que los neandertales europeos estuvieron a punto de la extinción antes de la llegada de los humanos modernos y que por tanto, su extinción no estaria vinculada…
08 February 2012

Hallazgo de pinturas rupestres atribuidas a neandertales

http://www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve/comunicacion-cultura/cientificos-encontraron-pinturas-rupestres-42-mil-anos-antiguedad http://www.abc.es/fotos-arte/20120207/pinturas-rupestres-cueva-nerja-1502397079301.html
04 February 2012

Evolución e involucionismo

http://www.lasprovincias.es/v/20120204/safor/neandertal-extinguio-evoluciono-culturalmente-20120204.html
15 December 2011

Tesis doctoral

Lectura a cargo de Ruth Blasco en la Universitat Roviri i Virgili (Tarragona). Titulo: " La amplitud de la dieta cárnica en el Pleistoceno medio peninsular: una aproximación a partir de la Cova del Bolomor (Tavernes de la Valldigna, Valencia) y del subnivel TD10-1 de Gran Dolina (Sierra de Atapuerca,…
10 December 2011

Hallazgo arqueológico

Descubren lecho vegetal de 77.000 años en Sudáfrica. http://www.levante-emv.com/sociedad/2011/12/10/descubren-colchones-77000-anos-antiguedad-repelente-insectos/863692.html http://www.levante-emv.com/sociedad/2011/12/10/descubren-colchones-77000-anos-antiguedad-repelente-insectos/863692.html
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