Areni-1 cave complex
Panorama of the Areni-1 site along the Arpa River
Shown within Armenia
|Location||Vayots Dzor Province, Armenia|
|Coordinates||39°43′53″N 45°12′13″E / 39.73139°N 45.20361°ECoordinates: 39°43′53″N 45°12′13″E / 39.73139°N 45.20361°E|
|History of Armenia|
The Areni-1 cave complex (Armenian: Արենիի քարանձավ) is a cave in the Areni village of southern Armenia along the Arpa River. In 2010, it was announced that the earliest known shoe was found in the cave. In January 2011, the earliest known winery in the world was announced to have been found. Also in 2011, the discovery of a straw skirt dating to 3900 BC was reported. In 2009, the oldest brain was discovered.
Entrance to the Areni-1 cave
Pathway to the entrance
View from the cave
The archaeological site of Areni-1 in 2012. There are swallow nests on the ceiling of the wide entrance.
- "The first leather shoe,". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
- Owen, James. "Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave." National Geographic. January 10, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
- "5,900-year-old women's skirt discovered in Armenian cave". News Armenia. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
- Bower, Bruce (12 January 2009). "Armenian cave yields ancient human brain". ScienceNews.