Azykh and Taghlar caves

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Prehistoric sites of the Azykh and Taghlar caves is part of the Tentative list of Azerbaijan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Prehistoric sites of the Azykh and Taghlar caves have produced anthropological and archaeological remains related to early hominins up to 1,200,000 years ago. The caves were subsequentially home to early species of Homo erectus (referred to as “Guruchai culture”), Homo heidelbergensis, and Neanderthals. The Azykh cave has evidence of one of the oldest examples of construction and use of fireplaces by hominins.

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Full Name
Prehistoric sites of the Azykh and Taghlar caves
Country
Azerbaijan
Added
2021
Type
Cultural
Categories
Paleontology - Human evolution
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2021 Added to Tentative List

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Prehistoric sites of the Azykh and Taghlar caves : Azykh cave (T)
Prehistoric sites of the Azykh and Taghlar caves : Taghlar cave (T)

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