Problems of Archaeology, Ethnography, Anthropology of
Siberia and Neighboring Territories

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2017 Volume XXIII

УДК 902.01

Research of Paleolithic Complexes in Sel-Ungur Cave in 2017

Krivoshapkin A.I., Viola B., Chargynov T., Krajcarz M., Kolobova K.A., Shnaider S.V.

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Field research in Sel-Ungur Cave, a key site for the study of the Lower and Middle Paleolithic in the western part of the Central Asia, was continued in 2017. Archaeological works at the site in 2014-2016 resulted in identification of a new industrial variant of the Central Asian Middle Paleolithic with a relatively early chronology, based on lithic complexes from layers 4-6 in the area before the entrance to the cave. This industry technologically and typologically differs from other Middle Paleolithic complexes of the region. At a new phase of research, excavations in the entrance zone were continued, which resulted in obtaining new assemblages, technologically and typologically similar to the Middle Paleolithic complexes mentioned above, but with the earlier chronological context.


Middle Paleolithic, Central Asia, chronology, stratigraphy

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