MIOCENE TO PLIOCENE PALEOGEOGRAPHIC EVOLUTION OF TURKEY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS


GORUR N., SAKINC M., BARKA A., AKKOK R., ERSOY S.

JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, vol.28, no.4, pp.309-324, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/jhev.1995.1025
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.309-324

Abstract

Palaeogeographic studies suggest that the main mammal migration to Anatolia started in the late early to middle Miocene, following the closure of the Bitlis Ocean in southeastern Turkey. These animals, including hominoids, were able to mig-rate over the land bridge thus formed to Central and Western Anatolia where they settled. We discuss the Miocene to Pliocene palaeogeographic evolution of Turkey and its surroundings, in order to show what conditions were effective on this settlement.