Karain Cave

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Entrance to Karain Cave
Second chamber

Karain Cave is a cave and a Paleolithic archaeological site located at Yağca village 27 km northwest of Antalya city in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.

Karain is a prehistoric cave, situated at a height of about 370 m from the sea and about 80 m up the slope, where the Western Taurus calcareous zone borders on the travertine plain. Evidence of human habitation dating back to the early Paleolithic age (150,000-200,000) years has been discovered in the caves, including a fragment of a Neanderthal skull.[1][2]

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations hosts an extensive collection of artifacts from the excavations at Karain. The people of Palaeolithic Age were hunting and collecting communities living in caves. The stone and bone tools of the people of that Age are exhibited in the museum.

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  1. ^ *XVIII. International symposium on excavation, research and archaeometry, The importance of Anatolian Paleolithic under the light of 1985-1995 Karain excavations, Dr. Kadriye Özçelik, Işın Yalçınkaya et al. (27 May 1996)
  2. ^ *XXVI. International symposium on excavation, research and archaeometry, 2003 Karain excavations, Dr. Kadriye Özçelik, Işın Yalçınkaya et al. (24 May 2004)

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Coordinates: 37°04′40″N 30°34′15″E / 37.07778°N 30.57083°E / 37.07778; 30.57083