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 often called Azykh or Azikh). The chapters overview exhaustively the most important fresh examine in this limestone karstic website, that is positioned close to the village of an identical identify within the sector of Nagorno Karabagh within the south-eastern finish of the Lesser Caucasus. the positioning is important because of its geographic position 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 be vital end result of the discovery of Neanderthal continues to be through the present study workforce as well as the center Pleistocene hominin fossils in the course of a prior section of excavation paintings led through M. Huseinov. on the center of this ebook is the problem of ways this web site pertains to human evolution.
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Azatkhanyan, A. Arzumanian, S. Avanessyan, A. Bagdasaryan, A. Balasanyan, G. Balasanyan, M. Balasanyan, Z. Boghosian, V. Dalakyan, A. Gevorkian, M. Hayrabetian, H. Martirossyan, M. Ohanyan, and M. Zacharian. 2008 (8th July–14th August) Geological work during the 2008 season was focused on the Azokh 1 sedimentary sequence, providing information on the formation of the cave and the nature of the different deposits recorded in the cave of Azokh 1. A trench was dug from the Lower platform of the cave to make a connection between the geological trench opened by the present excavation team in 2002 and the trench at the entrance opened by Huseinov’s team.
C View of the extended excavation surface of Unit I and top of Unit II (see text). In addition to the reference section of the ‘fumier’ (here covered by sacks) two more areas were left as reference sections, a small one encased in an irregularity of the cave wall (black asterisk) and a section next to the fumier (white asterisk) burrowed by modern animals; note the latest section was not exposed in Fig. 12c Excavations in Azokh 1 completed the work in Unit I (Fig. 13c). The lateral section, which was left as a reference section, was intensively burrowed and there was a high risk of collapse.
Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor by Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Tania King, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Peter Andrews