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Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor

  • Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo
  • Tania King
  • Levon Yepiskoposyan
  • Peter Andrews

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Tania King, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Peter Andrews
    Pages 1-26
  3. John Murray, Edward P. Lynch, Patricio Domínguez-Alonso, Milo Barham
    Pages 27-54
  4. Patricio Domínguez-Alonso, Enrique Aracil, Jose Angel Porres, Peter Andrews, Edward P. Lynch, John Murray
    Pages 55-84
  5. Lena Asryan, Norah Moloney, Andreu Ollé
    Pages 85-101
  6. Tania King, Tim Compton, Antonio Rosas, Peter Andrews, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Lena Asryan
    Pages 103-116
  7. Jan Van der Made, Trinidad Torres, Jose Eugenio Ortiz, Laura Moreno-Pérez, Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo
    Pages 117-162
  8. Paloma Sevilla
    Pages 177-189
  9. Hugues-Alexandre Blain
    Pages 191-210
  10. M. Dolores Marin-Monfort, Isabel Cáceres, Peter Andrews, Ana C. Pinto-Llona, Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo
    Pages 211-249
  11. Colin I. Smith, Marisol Faraldos, Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo
    Pages 251-269
  12. E. Andrew Bennett, Olivier Gorgé, Thierry Grange, Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Eva-Maria Geigl
    Pages 271-286
  13. Louis Scott, Lloyd Rossouw, Carlos Cordova, Jan Risberg
    Pages 287-295
  14. Peter Andrews, Sylvia Hixson Andrews, Tania King, Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Manuel Nieto-Díaz
    Pages 305-320
  15. Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo, Peter Ditchfield, Rainer Grün, Wendy Lees, Maxime Aubert, Trinidad Torres et al.
    Pages 321-339
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 341-349

About this book


his 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.


Azerbaijan Azokh cave complex Middle Pleistocene to Holocene Nagorno Karabagh paleontology and archeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo
    • 1
  • Tania King
    • 2
  • Levon Yepiskoposyan
    • 3
  • Peter Andrews
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept of PaleobiologyMuseo Nacional de Ciencias NaturalesMadridSpain
  2. 2.Blandford Town MuseumYerevanArmenia
  3. 3.YerevanArmenia
  4. 4.Natural History MuseumLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Azokh Cave and the Transcaucasian Corridor
  • Editors Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo
    Tania King
    Levon Yepiskoposyan
    Peter Andrews
  • Series Title Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Vertebrate Paleobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24922-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79700-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24924-7
  • Series ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series E-ISSN 1877-9085
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 349
  • Number of Illustrations 107 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Paleontology
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