Authored by: David Maynard , Najaf Museyibli

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation

Print publication date:  March  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415588577
eBook ISBN: 9780203838716
Adobe ISBN: 9781136879562


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Azerbaijan has a long and honourable tradition in the study of human remains (Goscharly et al. 2004). Arif Mustafayev and Mammadali Huseinov spent much time working on the Azykh Cave (Fizuli District) material which included the mandible of a Neanderthal female discovered in 1968 and was dated to approximately around 350,000 years ago (Lublin and Bosinski 1995). There has also been a strong tradition of using human material for evidence of ethnic movements within the modern populations. Unfortunately, much of this work has not developed over the past several decades due to lack of support and financial constraints.

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