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Lithic technology and human adaptation in Pleistocene Central China

Author(s): Yue Feng ; Youping Wang

Year: 2017

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Nearly half a century ago, Prof. Grahame Clark summarized the five modes of lithic technology in Paleolithic times: Oldowan, Acheulian, Mousterian, Blade and Microblade Techniques. Major areas in the western part of the Old World followed this sequence, however, going east to the Tibetan Plateau and the deserts of Central Asia, China, and East Asia, the core-and-flake and cobble–tool industries persisted majorly throughout the Pleistocene. This paper introduces the new discoveries in the central part of East Asia, mainly focused on findings in Luonan Basin, Shaanxi Province and the eastern areas of Mt. Song in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. Based on these new materials, further discussions will be made on the uniqueness and importance of the lithic technology and human adaptation strategy in this region.

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Lithic technology and human adaptation in Pleistocene Central China. Yue Feng, Youping Wang. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428821)


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14525

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America