an Upper Paleolithic cave near the city of Kutaisi, in the Georgian SSR. It was investigated by R. Schmidt and L. Kozlovskii in 1914 and fully excavated and studied by G. K. Nioradze in 1936 and 1937.
Finds at Sakazhia included numerous remains of fauna, for example, wisent, deer, elk, wild boar, horse, cave bear, and lion, and items made from bone and horn, such as awls and implements resembling lances and hoes. Also discovered were numerous flint implements, for example, spearheads flaked on both sides, end scrapers and burins of various forms, arrowheads, knives and points of the Gravette type, and microliths. Fragments of a human skull were also found. The finds at Sakazhia resemble the Upper Paleolithic remains of the eastern Mediterranean region.