Who were the "Almas" ?

Joao Duarte (jpd@individual.puug.pt)
Sun, 19 Nov 1995 19:34:52 GMT


Some years ago I read that the Russian Academy of Sciences organized
in 1957, an expedition to the Caucasus, and that the team reported
that there were strong indications that a primitive tribe, known as
the "almas", with very litle contact with modern society, was living
in the high mountain areas. Since then, and at least until early
eighties, several international expeditions went to the same area.

I would like to know were I can find reports of the conclusions of
those expeditions.

Thank You.