Areni-1 cave complex
Panorama of the site along the Arpa River
|Location||Vayots Dzor Province, Armenia|
|History of Armenia|
The Areni-1 cave complex (Armenian: Արենիի քարանձավ) is located near the Areni village in southern Armenia along the Arpa River. In 2010, it was announced that the earliest known shoe was found at the site. In January 2011, the earliest known winery in the world was announced to have been found. Also in 2011, the discovery of a straw skirt dating to 3900 BC was reported. In 2009, the oldest brain was discovered.
- "The first leather shoe,". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
- Owen, James. "Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave." National Geographic. January 10, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
- "5,900-year-old women's skirt discovered in Armenian cave". News Armenia. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
- Bower, Bruce (12 January 2009). "Armenian cave yields ancient human brain". ScienceNews.