Shanidar Cave, Kurdistan, Iraq

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 April 2014
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Shanidar Cave, Kurdistan, Iraq

The cave of Shanidar lies in the Bradost mountain, part of Zagros Mountain range in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. The site is located within in the valley of the Great Zab river. It was excavated from 1957–1961 CE by Ralph Solecki and his team from Columbia University and yielded the first adult Neanderthal skeletons in Iraq, dating from 60–80,000 years BCE.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, April 08). Shanidar Cave, Kurdistan, Iraq. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2546/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Shanidar Cave, Kurdistan, Iraq." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 08, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2546/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Shanidar Cave, Kurdistan, Iraq." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2014. Web. 07 Jul 2020.

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