|Название: Palaeolithic Caucasus: Paleoanthropological Panorama
Автор: Sergey Vasilyev, Hizri Amirkhanov
Издательство: Quaternary International
Аннотация. The article gives an analytical overview of paleoanthropological finds from Palaeolithic Caucasus.
Archaeological studies show that in the Early Pleistocene, the region was extensively inhabited. The path
of the first settlers ran along the Western Caspian and possibly the Eastern Black Sea regions. This way
was probably a transit on the one hand, and, on the other hand, a natural refuge where natural resources
allowed people to exist for a relatively long time. Further evolutionary process, according to the
paleoanthropological remains, was associated with Western Asia, as well as with Western Europe.
However, the emergence of Homo sapiens in the Caucasus was most likely due to the migration of sapiens
forms from the African continent around 100 thousand years ago.
Ключевые слова: Caucasus, Palaeolithic, Paleoanthropology, Evolution