The site was discovered in 1983 by Juan Vicent (Dpto. de Prehistoria, CSIC), and Fernando Velasco (Consejería de Educación y Cultura, CAM). A preliminary publication followed the discovery (Cacho and Pérez, 1995)*, and a C14 (AMS) date (14.380±90 BP) was obtained from the section. A description of surface findings was also available in that article.





The chronology of the charcoal sample, as well as the characteristics of the lithics, allowed the researchers to classify the upper levels of Buendía rockshelter as Magdalenian.

The chronology of the lower levels is still unknown, although a 14C dating program now in progress will provide soon further insights on the earliest occupations of Buendia rockshelter.

*Cacho, C. & Pérez, S. (1997). El Magdaleniense de la Meseta y sus relaciones con el Mediterráneo español: el Abrigo de Buendía (Cuenca). En J.M. Fullola & N. Soler (eds.): El món mediterrani després del Pleniglacial (18.000-12.000 BP) . Girona: Museu d´Arqueologia de Catalunya, Sèrie Monogràfica, 17, 263-274.
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