Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Teshik-Tash

Archaeological site found in 1938 near Bajsuntau in the Turgan-Darya Valley in southern Uzbekistan, Iran, dated to c. 70 kya (130-45 kya, 14C), containing a classic Mousterian tool assemblage and hominid remains including a deliberately buried(i.e.with several ibex horn cores) 9-year-old boy attributed to Homo neanderthalensis. This site may mark the easternmost limits of the Neandertal distribution. Aka rock with a hole in it, Tesik-Tas.