0113: Chora, Cueva de la
San Pantaleón de Aras 30T 458915 4799475 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 48m
Length 44m
Area position

Updated 6th November 2004; 23rd January, 7th March 2005; 22nd December 2008; 16th May 2009

The entrance, which used to have a green, wooden door, is in a small limestone face. The first chamber contains passage on the right which closes down. Excavations in the cave in 1962 have revealed remains dated to the Magdalenian VI Period, although some of the levels may be Azilian. González Morales Manuel et al, 2004, p65 quotes a date of 6360±120 BP for a "deposit overlying its terminal Magdalenian sequence.
Boulders shown to the northeast of the entrance on the 2004 survey may be concealing a passage shown on the 1986 version.
Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Muñoz Fernández Emilio et al, 2009 has a comprehensive summary of the deposits.

References: Corrin J S and Smith P, 1981; Manchester University Speleological Society, 1982; Echegary et al, 1963 (survey); GEISC/R and CAEAP, 1986 (survey); Munoz Fernandez E et al, 1987; anon, 2004e (autumn logbook); González Morales Manuel et al, 2004; Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008; Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Muñoz Fernández Emilio et al, 2009 (survey);
Entrance picture : yes
Underground picture(s): yes
Detailed surveys : from Echegary et al, 1963  from GEISC/R and CAEAP, 1986  1:200, 2004 gif    1:200, 2004 pdf
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : yes (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)

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