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Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor (Hardcover)
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This edited volume maximizes readers insights into the geology, stratigraphy, anthropology, archaeology, dating, taphonomy, palaeobotany, palaeontology and palaeoecology of Azokh caves. The chapters review exhaustively the key recent research on this limestone karstic site that lies in the region of Nagorno Karabagh (a semi-autonomous zone inside Azerbaijan) in the Caucasus containing Pleistocene and Holocene stratified sediment infill. It is significant due to its geographic location at an important migratory crossroad between Africa and Eurasia. The site is also important due to the discovery of Middle Pleistocene hominin remains during a previous phase of excavation work. At the heart of this book is the matter of how this site relates to human evolution. ?