Granite caves in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: Artificial hypogea versus tafoni

Carles Roqué, Rogelio Linares, Roberto Rodríguez, Mario Zarroca

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Abstract

Granite caves in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: Artificial hypogea versus tafoni. The origin of eight supposedly artificial caves in granite rocks located in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula is revised in this work. Although human features are present in four of the caves, they have little morphological significance, and therefore their attribution is re-evaluated on the basis of geomorphological analysis and tafoni genesis theories. In fact, these cavities are tafoni developed in bornhardts, castle koppjes, tors and corestones. © 2011 Gebr. Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung Stuttgart Germany.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-364
JournalZeitschrift fur Geomorphologie
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Granite landforms
  • Hypogea
  • North-east of the iberian peninsula
  • Tafoni

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