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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 referred to as Azykh or Azikh). The chapters assessment exhaustively the major fresh study in this limestone karstic website, that's positioned close to the village of a similar identify within the area of Nagorno Karabagh within the south-eastern finish of the Lesser Caucasus. the location is critical as a result of its geographic place at a big migratory crossroad among Africa and Eurasia. those caves comprise a nearly whole sedimentary series of the transition among H.heidelbergensis and H. neanderthalensis continuing to later Pleistocene and Holocene stratified sediment. the positioning is usually vital as a result of the discovery of Neanderthal continues to be via the present learn team as well as the center Pleistocene hominin fossils in the course of a prior section of excavation paintings led by way of M. Huseinov. on the middle of this booklet is the problem of ways this web site pertains to human evolution.

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117–159). Dordrecht: Springer. Zeinalov, A. A. (2010). Karabakh in the stone age, dedicated to the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of a multilayer Palaeolithic Cave of Azykh in Azerbaijan. Chapter 2 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Azokh Caves, South Caucasus John Murray, Edward P. Lynch, Patricio Domínguez-Alonso, and Milo Barham Abstract The Pleistocene to Holocene stratigraphy of sediments from three entrance passages to Azokh Cave, Lesser Caucasus, is presented. The larger Azokh 1 passage preserves approximately 11–12 m of in situ cave-fill, divisible into nine stratigraphic units based on their sedimentary characteristics.

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Murray, T. Yepiskoposyan, Specialist Collaborators: J. Porres and M. Miranda. Local field assistants were: T. Asryan, A. Arzumanian, S. Avanesyan, K. Azatkhanyan, A. Bagdasaryan, A. Balasanyan, G. Balasanyan, M. Balasanyan, Z. Boghosian, V. Dalakyan, A. Gevorkian, M. Hayrabetian, H. Martirosyan and M. Zacharian. Correlating Huseinov’s Layers to Our Units Units distinguished in the current excavations may not correspond in detail with layers distinguished by Huseinov, but it can be assumed that the original stratigraphy has been identified in general terms.

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