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Kamarband Cave skeletons find...

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April 28, 1951

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1951

* Kamarband Cave, Behshahr, Iran
* Modern man skeletons find

This 32 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Find Indicates 'Modern Man' Existed 75,000 Years Ago" with subhead: "Three Skeletons Unearthed Near Caspian Together With Crude Tools" with small related map (see photos). 1st report coverage on the archaeological find in the Kamarband Cave near Behshahr, Iran.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: Huto and Kamarband Caves or Belt Caves are prehistoric, archaeological sites in Iran. They are located 100 meters apart, in a cliff on the slopes of the Alborz mountains in the village of Tarujen (currently called Shahid Abad), 5 km. south west of Behshahr.

Kamarband cave is notable for three human skeletons discovered there, dating to approximately 75,000 years B.C. Other finds included flint blades, walrus and deer bones, giving valuable information about human development from the ice age in the Mazandaran area.

Category: The 20th Century