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First record of fossil anguines (Squamata; Anguidae) from the Oligocene and Miocene of Turkey

Čerňanský, Andrej ; Vasilyan, Davit ; Georgalis, Georgios L. ; Joniak, Peter ; Mayda, Serdar ; Klembara, Jozef

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2017, vol. 110, no. 3, p. 741–751

Fossil anguine lizard specimens from several Turkish localities are described in this paper. The material comes from ten different localities, spanning a large geographic area consisting of both parts of the European Turkey and Anatolia, and ranging in age from the Oligocene to the Late Miocene. In certain cases, the generic determination was possible and, accordingly, members of Ophisaurus...

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The earliest evidence for Upper Paleolithic occupation in the Armenian Highlands at Aghitu-3 Cave

Kandel, Andrew W. ; Gasparyan, Boris ; Allué, Ethel ; Bigga, Gerlinde ; Bruch, Angela A. ; Cullen, Victoria L. ; Frahm, Ellery ; Ghukasyan, Robert ; Gruwier, Ben ; Jabbour, Firas ; Miller, Christopher E. ; Taller, Andreas ; Vardazaryan, Varduhi ; Vasilyan, Davit ; Weissbrod, Lior

In: Journal of Human Evolution, 2017, vol. 110, no. Supplement C, p. 37–68

With its well-preserved archaeological and environmental records, Aghitu-3 Cave permits us to examine the settlement patterns of the Upper Paleolithic (UP) people who inhabited the Armenian Highlands. We also test whether settlement of the region between ∼39–24,000 cal BP relates to environmental variability. The earliest evidence occurs in archaeological horizon (AH) VII from...