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The Early Upper Paleolithic Occupation of Ghār-e Boof Cave

A Reconstruction of Cultural Tradition in the Southern Zagros Mountains of Iran
Elham Ghasidian

Hardcover, 304 pages, 206 illustrations, 35 tables

ISBN: 978-3-935751-18-6
39,95 €

Between 2005 and 2007 researchers from the Tübingen Iranian Stone Age Research Project (TISARP) conducted fieldwork at the cave of Ghār-e Boof on the edge of the Dasht-e Rostam in the southwestern Zagros. In this book Elham Ghasidian presents the assemblages from the early Upper Paleolithic of Ghār-e Boof Cave and discusses how these results radically change our views of the Iranian Paleolithic.

“Elham Ghasidian’s excavation of Ghār-e Boof Cave in the Dasht-e Rostam-Basht Region of the southern Zagros is a welcome addition to our knowledge of Iranian prehistory and opens a window on an entirely new facet of the Upper Paleolithic in Iran and southwestern Asia in general.  Her analysis of the site assemblage and interpretation of its contextual significance provides important food for thought concerning the nature of Upper Paleolithic populations in southwestern Iran and their adaptations.”
– Michael Rosenberg, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware