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The fragment of a lower jaw from Asykh Cave
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This object is world famous. Because of its finding, Azerbaijan was included into map of "The most ancient settlers of Europe".

History of the Object
The jaw was studied by paleontologist, Damir Hajiyev and anthropologist, Rabiyya Gasimova. It was the fourth rarest finding in the world. Its age was confirmed by French scientist, Lumlein.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Bone 
Measurements
Tooth diameter 1 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Discovered in Karabakh Region 
Geography
Azerbaijan 
Time period
- BCE 
Creation date
BCE; originating 350 000 -400 000 years ago 
Function
This jaw belonged to a woman aged 18-20. 
Acquisition
The fragment of a lower jaw together with cobble-stone tools and petrified animal bones was discovered from an average Ashel layer of the Asykh cave in July, 1968 by Azerbaijani archaeologist, Mammadali Huseynov. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan 
Museum
ANAS National Museum of the History of Azerbaijan 
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