A Paleoanthropological Investigation of Three Fossils Found in Southern Anatolia
Keywords: Southern Anatolia, Three Fossils, Karain Cave, Kadıpınarı Cave, Alanya, Antalya, Anatolian Civilization Museum, Ankara
Contributions made by anthropology and ecological sciences to cultural knowledge indicate that Anatolia has been one of the cradles of civilizations since the Paleolithic Era. However, ancient fossils of the Anatolian man are quite scarce. In this article, the results of a paleoanthropological investigation on three skulls stored at the Ancient Anatolian Civilization Museum in Ankara are reported. These skulls were found by Prof. Dr. İ. Kılıç Kökten in the Karain Cave in Antalya, no. 1 (155-1-73) and Kadıpınarı Cave in Alanya, no. 2(155-2-73) and no. 3 (155-3-73).