Ust-Kansky

Ust-Kanskaya Cave - Ust'-Kanskaya Cave


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Location: Ust-Kansky valley, region Altai. 4km southeast of village Ust-Kan, on the right bank of the Tcharysh river (Tschrysch river). On the Beliy Kamen (White Stone Mountain).
Open: no restrictions [2006]
Fee: free [2006]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: none, bring own
Dimension: A=1,084m asl.
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Bibliography: S. I. Rudenko (1960): Paleolithic Site in Ust'-Kanskaya Cave, Mater. Inst. Antropol., No. 79, 104?125 (1960).
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History


Description

Ust-Kansky Cave is a well-known, multi-layered Stone Age site, located in the Charysh River valley of the Gorny Altai, Russia. On this site is the butchery of a small number of fairly complete bovid and equid carcasses by Neanderthals is documented. This proves that Neanderthal settled around the transition from Middle to Upper Paleolithic in Siberia. Actually the remains in the cave cover a time span between 50,000 and 20,000 years BP. The archeological findings are on display in the Hermitage museum.


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