Cave of Dzhebel

Cave of Dzhebel
Cave of Dzhebel
Cave of Dzhebel
location in Turkmenistan
Cave of Dzhebel
Cave of Dzhebel
Cave of Dzhebel (West and Central Asia)
LocationNebit Dag (Balkanabat)
Coordinates40°2′1″N 52°58′33″E / 40.03361°N 52.97583°E / 40.03361; 52.97583Coordinates: 40°2′1″N 52°58′33″E / 40.03361°N 52.97583°E / 40.03361; 52.97583
PeriodsMesolithic, Neolithic and early Bronze Age

The Cave of Dzhebel is an archeological site near the Krasnovodsk Gulf of the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan. First explored by Alexey Okladnikov in 1949 and 1950, the site revealed Mesolithic, Neolithic and early Bronze Age artefacts.[1]

According to Bernard Sergent, the lithic assemblage of the first Kurgan culture in Ukraine (Sredni Stog II), which originated from the Volga and South Urals, recalls that of the Mesolithic-Neolithic sites to the east of the Caspian sea, Dam Dam Chesme II and the cave of Dzhebel. According to Sergent, the Dzhebel material is related to a Paleolithic material of Northwestern Iran, the Zarzian culture, dated 10,000-8,500 BC, and in the more ancient Kebarian of the Near East.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Dzhebel
  2. ^ Bernard Sergent (1995), Les Indo-Européens - Histoire, langues, mythes

Further reading

  • V. A. Ranov and R. S. Davis (1979), Toward a New Outline of the Soviet Central Asian Paleolithic
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