Ghar-i-Mordeh Gusfand (Cave of the Dead Sheep): A New Mousterian Locality in North Afghanistan

Science  20 Mar 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3925, pp. 1610-1612
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3925.1610


The Middle Paleolithic of Central Asia is little known and less understood. Several sites have been excavated in Soviet Central Asia, but few have been adequately presented. Recent excavations in north Afghanistan may throw new light on the problem because of the size of the rock shelter involved and its relative geologic dating.