Wezmeh

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Wezmeh Cave is a paleontological and archaeological cave site near Islamabad Gharb, western Iran. The site was discovered by a team of Iranian archaeologists headed by Dr. Kamyar Abdi in 1999. Later the site was excavated in 2001 by the same team.

Large numbers of animal fossil remains and a human tooth of Upper Paleolithic age have been discovered so far in the cave. The human remains were studied by Erik Trinkaus and Bruno Maureille. The animal remains belong to red fox, spotted hyena, brown bear, wolf, lion, leopard, equids, rhinoceros and etc. The faunal remains were studied by Dr. Marjan Mashkour and her colleagues at the Natural History Museum in Paris.

References[edit]

Mashkour, M., H. Monchot, E. Trinkaus, J-L. Reyss, F. Biglari, S. Bailon, S. Heydari, K. Abdi 2009, "Carnivores and their prey in the Wezmeh Cave (Kermanshah, Iran): A Late Pleistocene refuge in the Zagros," International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 19: 678-694.

Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 46°38′52″E / 34.0586°N 46.6479°E / 34.0586; 46.6479