The Late Pleistocene Environment and Lithic Technology in South China

Author(s): Youping Wang

Year: 2015


There are more Paleolithic remains have been found in South China during the last two decades. Those provide much more new information on Pleistocene human adapatations in this region, especially some Late Pleistocene sites unearthed recently, from the Valley of Changjiang River to Lingnan region. New studies on those excavations indicate that pebble tool industries had been dominated this huge region before the MIS3. However, small flake tool assemblages emerged suddently during the MIS2 time period. The pebble tools with polished tool together came back to this area again by the end of Pleistocene. This paper will briefly introduce some new excavations and discuss the environment changes and developments of the lithic technology in Late Pleistocene South Chia.

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The Late Pleistocene Environment and Lithic Technology in South China. Youping Wang. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396686)

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