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LOWER PALEOLITHIC OF IRAN: THE NEW FINDS FROM THE MAR-GVERGA-LAN CAVE

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The second half of the XXth century was the time of signifi cant discoveries associated with the problem of the earliest occupation of Western Asia. The evidence of the Lower Paleolithic people presence in the territories near Iran has increased and this fact stresses the importance of key signifi cance of the region as a geographic crossroad between Africa, Asia and Europe. The search for new sites associated with these problems reduced to surface material fi ndings in the Mar-Gverga-Lan in Holilan. This article is devoted to the detailed description of material fi ndings and discussion of their place in the general context of Lower Paleolithic occurrences in Iran and Western Asia. It will give an opportunity to estimate the further research perspective at this territory.

About the Authors

D. Davudi
University of Mazandaran Pasdaran Street, P.O. Box 416, Babolsar, 47415 Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of


B. Bazgir
Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social C/ Marcel.lí Domingo s/n (Edifi ci W3), Campus Sescelades, 43007, Tarragona, Spain Universitat Rovira i Virgili Av. Catalunya 35, 43002, Tarragona, Spain
Spain


R. Abbasnedzhad
University of Mazandaran Pasdaran Street, P.O. Box 416, Babolsar, 47415 Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of


D. Barski
Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social C/ Marcel.lí Domingo s/n (Edifi ci W3), Campus Sescelades, 43007, Tarragona, Spain Universitat Rovira i Virgili Av. Catalunya 35, 43002, Tarragona, Spain
Spain


A. Olle
Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social C/ Marcel.lí Domingo s/n (Edifi ci W3), Campus Sescelades, 43007, Tarragona, Spain Universitat Rovira i Virgili Av. Catalunya 35, 43002, Tarragona, Spain
Spain


M. Ott
Université de Liège, Place du 20 Août 7, 4000, Liège, Belgium
Belgium


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Davudi D., Bazgir B., Abbasnedzhad R., Barski D., Olle A., Ott M. LOWER PALEOLITHIC OF IRAN: THE NEW FINDS FROM THE MAR-GVERGA-LAN CAVE. Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia. 2015;43(1):3-15. (In Russ.)

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