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Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor

Editors: Fernandez Jalvo, Y., King, T., Yepiskoposyan, L., Andrews, P. (Eds.)

  • Enables readers to gain a thorough understanding of the paleontology of Azokh Caves
  • Contributions from internationally renowned experts from the field of geology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, and taphonomy
  • Authoritative chapters on excavations and the palaeontological and archaeological material recovered from this site 
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About this book

This edited volume describes the geology, stratigraphy, anthropology, archaeology, dating, taphonomy, paleobotany, paleontology and paleoecology of Azokh caves (also known as Azykh or Azikh). The chapters review exhaustively the key recent research on this limestone karstic site, which is located near the village of the same name in the region of Nagorno Karabagh in the south-eastern end of the Lesser Caucasus. The site is significant due to its geographic location at an important migratory crossroad between Africa and Eurasia. These caves contain an almost complete sedimentary sequence of the transition between H.heidelbergensis and H. neanderthalensis continuing to later Pleistocene and Holocene stratified sediment. The site is also important due to the discovery of Neanderthal remains by the current research group in addition to the Middle Pleistocene hominin fossils during a previous phase of excavation work led by M. Huseinov. At the heart of this book is the matter of how this site relates to human evolution.

About the authors

Dr. Yolanda Fernandez-Jalvo is a researcher at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Spain in the Department of Paleobiology. 
Dr. Tania King is co-Director with Dr. Fernández-Jalvo of the Azokh Project and afiliated to the Blandford Museum, UK.  
Dr. Peter Andrews is a research scientist in the Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, London. 
Dr. Levon Yepiskoposyan is Head of the Human Genetics Group at the Institute of Molecular Biology in the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor

    Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

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  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Azokh Caves, South Caucasus

    Murray, John (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

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  • Geology and Geomorphology of Azokh Caves

    Domínguez-Alonso, Patricio (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

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  • Lithic Assemblages Recovered from Azokh 1

    Asryan, Lena (et al.)

    Pages 85-101

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  • Azokh Cave Hominin Remains

    King, Tania (et al.)

    Pages 103-116

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-24924-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,95 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-24922-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor
Editors
  • Yolanda Fernandez Jalvo
  • Tania King
  • Levon Yepiskoposyan
  • Peter Andrews
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24924-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24924-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24922-3
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 349
Number of Illustrations and Tables
107 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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