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, relationship, taphonomy, paleobotany, paleontology and paleoecology of Azokh caves (also referred to as Azykh or Azikh). The chapters assessment exhaustively the main contemporary study in this limestone karstic website, that's positioned close to the village of a similar 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 place at a huge migratory crossroad among Africa and Eurasia. those caves comprise a nearly 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 vital because of the discovery of Neanderthal continues to be through the present examine workforce 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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