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 (17 mi) 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 hunter-gatherer communities living in caves. The stone and bone tools of the people of that Age are exhibited in the museum.

References[edit]

  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