ⓘ Kizil-Koba culture

                                     

ⓘ Kizil-Koba culture

Kizil-Koba is a Middle Paleolithic culture belonging to local Tauri tribes who lived in the 9th–8th centuries BC in the Eastern Crimean territory. It is known as the first Eastern European settlement, where Neanderthal remains were found. The Kizil-Koba culture is represented by the materials from two caves: the Kizil-Koba cave and Prolom I. Both settlements are located in the foothills of the Crimean Mountains in the East Crimea.

The similarity between the Kizil-Koba culture and the Koban culture created by the Cimmerian tribes of the Caucasus leads to assume that there is Kizil-Koba culture in the Caucasus.