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 evaluation exhaustively the main fresh study in this limestone karstic website, that's positioned close to the village of an analogous identify within the sector of Nagorno Karabagh within the south-eastern finish of the Lesser Caucasus. the positioning is critical as a result of its geographic position at a major migratory crossroad among Africa and Eurasia. those caves include a virtually whole 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 as a result of discovery of Neanderthal is still by means of the present study team 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 ebook is the problem of ways this website pertains to human evolution.
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Murray, J. (2016). Geology and geomorphology of Azokh Caves. In Y. Fernández-Jalvo, T. King, L. Yepiskoposyan & P. ), Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor (pp. 55–84). Dordrecht: Springer. Doronichev, V. B. (2008). The Lower Paleolithic in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus: A reappraisal of the data and new approaches. Paleoanthropology, 107–157. , & Golovanova, L. (2010). Beyond the Acheulean: A view on the lower Paleolithic occupation of Western Eurasia. Quaternary International, 223–224, 327–344.
Before the Unit VI event, the cave was probably below the water table (Fig. 15). There is a variation in the sedimentation pattern within the cave in Unit VI and after deposition of sediments in the trench, and it may represent the opening of the cave that allowed animals and humans to enter and occupy it (Murray et al. 2010). The small valley in front of the cave formed when the cave was opening. The flooding indicated by Unit VIc may then represent the moment at which the small river valley was at the same height as the cave.
13), à l’intérieur de laquelle ‘des découvertes n’ont pas été réalisées’ (Suleimanov 1979, p. 45). ” If Layer X is the bedrock, it would be unusual to recover stone tools from it. If it was a layer at the base of the 1 Introduction to Azokh Caves series, it would have been very thin and heterogeneous. We have not yet resolved this issue. Sediments in the trench (Units IX to VI) have been distinguished by Murray et al. (2010, 2016) as a separate sequence (Sequence 1) that is distinct from fossiliferous Units V to I containing lithics and evidence of human presence (Sequence 2).
Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor by Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Tania King, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Peter Andrews