Stratified Lower Paleolithic sites are very rare in the Armenian Highlands and the Caucasus, and their fragmentary record limits our knowledge of the initial hominin occupation phases and lifeways in the area during the Early and Middle Pleistocene. The recently discovered Dalarik-1 Cave in Eastern Armenia will add some knowledge to the LP study of the region, containing an in situ and well preserved Acheulian assemblage together with fossilized faunal remains. These factors make Dalarik-1 ideal for ideal for the study of hominin adaptive behaviors as well as timing, duration and regional occupational pattering, which are among the most significant and debated aspects of human evolution in Eurasia.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Systemizing the Past|
|Subtitle of host publication||Papers in Near Eastern and Caucasian Archaeology Dedicated to Pavel S. Avetisyan on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - 2 Mar 2023|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© the individual authors and Archaeopress 2023. All rights reserved.
- Acheulian assemblages
- Ararat Depression
- Armenian Highlands
- Cave sites
- Lower Paleolithic
- Mastarahegheghat River
- Raw material sources