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Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor (Vertebrate by Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo,Tania King,Levon Yepiskoposyan,Peter

By Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo,Tania King,Levon Yepiskoposyan,Peter Andrews

This edited quantity describes the geology, stratigraphy, anthropology, archaeology, courting, taphonomy, paleobotany, paleontology and paleoecology of Azokh caves (also often called Azykh or Azikh). The chapters assessment exhaustively the main contemporary study in this limestone karstic website, that's situated close to the village of a similar identify within the quarter of Nagorno Karabagh within the south-eastern finish of the Lesser Caucasus. the positioning is important as a result of its geographic position at an immense migratory crossroad among Africa and Eurasia. those caves comprise a virtually entire sedimentary series of the transition among H.heidelbergensis and H. neanderthalensis continuing to later Pleistocene and Holocene stratified sediment. the positioning can be very important a result of discovery of Neanderthal is still by way of the present study staff as well as the center Pleistocene hominin fossils in the course of a prior section of excavation paintings led through M. Huseinov. on the middle of this publication is the problem of ways this web site pertains to human evolution.

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