(Georgian National Museum)
Prähistorische bio-kulturelle Prozesse im
The Caucasus is one of the few extratropical global biodiversity hotspots, exceptionally rich in plant and animal species and extremely rich in endemic taxa, which are unique in this region. Besides its ecological uniqueness, the Caucasus is an exceptional region also with respect to human evolution. Especially Southern Caucasus shows a rich and long, close to continuous record of human and non-human primate presence.
There are several universally important archeological sites that have been discovered in the Caucasus that are significant for the history of mankind. Archaeological research and many exceptional findings have brought our region into the spotlight of the world’s scientific community.