Shanidar Cave

Shanidar Cave

Shanidar Cave is an archaeological site located on Bradost Mountain in Iraq. The remains of ten Neanderthals, dating from 35,000 to 65,000 years ago, have been found within the cave. The cave also contains two later "proto-Neolithic" cemeteries, one of which dates back about 10,600 years and contains 35 individuals.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Erbil Governorate

Category: Ancient Rock Workes

Site History: Paleolithic Age

Oldest Culture: Paleolithic

Later Cultures: Paleolithic + Proto-Neolithic

Site Features: Stone Age Monuments

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