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The Paleolithic Site Marita in Eastern Siberia:New discoveries and new situation

Author(s): Hirofumi Kato ; Ekatelina Lipnina ; Kunio Yoshida ; Takao Sato ; Dmitrii Lokhov

Year: 2017

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Mal'ta is located in southern part of Eastern Siberia, near Baikal. This site has been known as unique Paleolithic settlement, including a double human burial of two children, 30 human figurines carved from ivory and 15 dwelling clusters. While the original interpretation of Mal'ta was that of a single cultural layer, recent investigations have identified over 10 cultural layers, dated between the OIS 3 to OIS 2 stage. Since 2010, we have been continued the Russian- Japanese Joint research for the confirming site formation process and high-precision AMS dating on Mal’ta site. In this paper, We would like to make a report on current results of new AMS dating and new situation from new excavation in Mal’ta site.

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The Paleolithic Site Marita in Eastern Siberia:New discoveries and new situation. Hirofumi Kato, Ekatelina Lipnina, Kunio Yoshida, Takao Sato, Dmitrii Lokhov. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430061)


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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): 15193

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