By Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Tania King, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Peter Andrews
This edited quantity describes the geology, stratigraphy, anthropology, archaeology, relationship, taphonomy, paleobotany, paleontology and paleoecology of Azokh caves (also referred to as Azykh or Azikh). The chapters evaluate exhaustively the major contemporary examine in this limestone karstic website, that is situated close to the village of an identical identify within the quarter of Nagorno Karabagh within the south-eastern finish of the Lesser Caucasus. the location is critical because of its geographic place at an immense migratory crossroad among Africa and Eurasia. those caves include a virtually entire sedimentary series of the transition among H.heidelbergensis and H. neanderthalensis continuing to later Pleistocene and Holocene stratified sediment. the location can also be very important as a result of discovery of Neanderthal continues to be by means of the present examine crew as well as the center Pleistocene hominin fossils in the course of a prior part of excavation paintings led through M. Huseinov. on the center of this e-book is the problem of the way this web site pertains to human evolution.
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Dates from the top of Azokh 1 are too young and results are not isotopically reliable. Acknowledgments The publication of this volume has been made possible thanks to the research team members and invited colleagues who contributed to these chapters. To all of them our deep recognition of their professional work. These excavations and, therefore, this book could not have been possible without the strong commitment and good work of the ﬁeld team members: those who participated in the excavations, whose names are given in the yearly seasons described above, those who recovered, recorded and prepared the different items, and the authors of each of these chapters.
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Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor by Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Tania King, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Peter Andrews