Aylar Abdolahzadeh

Research Interests

My research interest is to work on identifying specific transition patterns between Middle and Upper Paleolithic sequences (in situ evolution of the Upper Palaeolithic from the local Mousterian) in Western Asia. I plan to use lithic industries, which are the best-preserved remains of the past, to understand how the transition occurred and developed. I would like to know whether the technological variability between the Early Upper Paleolithic can be related to different environmental conditions. If so, how can we determine these interactions through observation of variation in stone tools? Can these different technological identities consequently play an important role in understanding of human modern dispersal in Western Eurasia?

Graduate Status