Short-term occupations at high elevation during the Middle Paleolithic at Kalavan 2 (Republic of Armenia). / Malinsky-Buller, Ariel; Glauberman, Phil; Ollivier, Vincint; Lauer, Tobias ; Timms, Rhys; Frahm, Ellery; Brittingham, Alex; Triller, Benno; Kindler, Lutz; Knul, Monika; Krakovsky, Masha; Krakovsky, Masha; Joannin, Sebastian; Hren, Michael T.; Bellier, Olivier; Clark, Alexander; Blockley, Simon; Arakelyan, Dimidry; Marreiros, João; Paixaco, Eduardo; Calandra, Ivan; Ghukasyan, Robert; Nora, David ; Nir, Nadav; Adigyozalyan, Ani; Haydosyan, Hayk; Gasparyan, Boris.

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Short-term occupations at high elevation during the Middle Paleolithic at Kalavan 2 (Republic of Armenia). / Malinsky-Buller, Ariel; Glauberman, Phil; Ollivier, Vincint; Lauer, Tobias ; Timms, Rhys; Frahm, Ellery; Brittingham, Alex; Triller, Benno; Kindler, Lutz; Knul, Monika; Krakovsky, Masha; Krakovsky, Masha; Joannin, Sebastian; Hren, Michael T.; Bellier, Olivier; Clark, Alexander; Blockley, Simon; Arakelyan, Dimidry; Marreiros, João; Paixaco, Eduardo; Calandra, Ivan; Ghukasyan, Robert; Nora, David ; Nir, Nadav; Adigyozalyan, Ani; Haydosyan, Hayk; Gasparyan, Boris.

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Malinsky-Buller, A, Glauberman, P, Ollivier, V, Lauer, T, Timms, R, Frahm, E, Brittingham, A, Triller, B, Kindler, L, Knul, M, Krakovsky, M, Krakovsky, M, Joannin, S, Hren, MT, Bellier, O, Clark, A, Blockley, S, Arakelyan, D, Marreiros, J, Paixaco, E, Calandra, I, Ghukasyan, R, Nora, D, Nir, N, Adigyozalyan, A, Haydosyan, H & Gasparyan, B 2021, 'Short-term occupations at high elevation during the Middle Paleolithic at Kalavan 2 (Republic of Armenia)', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 2, e0245700. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245700

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Malinsky-Buller, A., Glauberman, P., Ollivier, V., Lauer, T., Timms, R., Frahm, E., Brittingham, A., Triller, B., Kindler, L., Knul, M., Krakovsky, M., Krakovsky, M., Joannin, S., Hren, M. T., Bellier, O., Clark, A., Blockley, S., Arakelyan, D., Marreiros, J., ... Gasparyan, B. (2021). Short-term occupations at high elevation during the Middle Paleolithic at Kalavan 2 (Republic of Armenia). PLoS ONE, 16(2), [e0245700]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245700

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Malinsky-Buller A, Glauberman P, Ollivier V, Lauer T, Timms R, Frahm E et al. Short-term occupations at high elevation during the Middle Paleolithic at Kalavan 2 (Republic of Armenia). PLoS ONE. 2021 Feb 4;16(2). e0245700. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245700

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Malinsky-Buller, Ariel ; Glauberman, Phil ; Ollivier, Vincint ; Lauer, Tobias ; Timms, Rhys ; Frahm, Ellery ; Brittingham, Alex ; Triller, Benno ; Kindler, Lutz ; Knul, Monika ; Krakovsky, Masha ; Krakovsky, Masha ; Joannin, Sebastian ; Hren, Michael T. ; Bellier, Olivier ; Clark, Alexander ; Blockley, Simon ; Arakelyan, Dimidry ; Marreiros, João ; Paixaco, Eduardo ; Calandra, Ivan ; Ghukasyan, Robert ; Nora, David ; Nir, Nadav ; Adigyozalyan, Ani ; Haydosyan, Hayk ; Gasparyan, Boris. / Short-term occupations at high elevation during the Middle Paleolithic at Kalavan 2 (Republic of Armenia). In: PLoS ONE. 2021 ; Vol. 16, No. 2.

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abstract = "The Armenian highlands encompasses rugged and environmentally diverse landscapes and is characterized by a mosaic of distinct ecological niches and large temperature gradients. Strong seasonal fluctuations in resource availability along topographic gradients likely prompted Pleistocene hominin groups to adapt by adjusting their mobility strategies. However, the role that elevated landscapes played in hunter-gatherer settlement systems during the Late Pleistocene (Middle Palaeolithic [MP]) remains poorly understood. At 1640 mabove sea level, the MP site of Kalavan 2 (Armenia) is ideally positioned for testing hypotheses involving elevation-dependent seasonal mobility and subsistence strategies. Renewed excavations at Kalavan 2 exposed three main occupation horizons and ten additional low densities lithic and faunal assemblages. The results provide a new chronological, stratigraphical, and paleoenvironmental framework for hominin behaviors between ca. 60 to 45 ka. The evidence presented suggests that the stratified occupations at Kalavan 2 locale were repeated ephemerally most likely related to hunting in a high-elevation within the mountainous steppe landscape.",
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