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The Palaeolithic in Southern China

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dc.contributor.author Olsen, John W.
dc.contributor.author Miller-Antonio, Sari
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:42:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:42:28Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Olsen, J. W., and S. Miller-Antonio. 1992. The Palaeolithic in Southern China. Asian Perspectives 31 (2): 129-60.
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17011
dc.description.abstract Palaeolithic sites discovered in southern China in the last 20 years document the human occupation of this region through the Pleistocene. Tool inventories from localities south of33°N latitude and east of the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau have greatly expanded the range of variability in the Palaeolithic of this region. Bone artifacts and stone spheroids, once thought to be confined to northern Chinese Palaeolithic industries, have been recovered from South China sites as well. We see not only the persistence of the chopper/chopping tool tradition from the earliest Palaeolithic assemblages through to terminal Pleistocene sites but also the presence of assemblages dominated by smaller flaked implements, emphasizing the problems involved in equating hominid type and technology. Natural site formation processes affecting assemblage composition are a priority for future archaeological investigations. KEYWORDS: South China, Pleistocene, Palaeolithic, hominid, geoarchaeology.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 31
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2
dc.subject South China
dc.subject Pleistocene
dc.subject Palaeolithic
dc.subject hominid
dc.subject geoarchaeology
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.title The Palaeolithic in Southern China
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 1992 - Volume 31, Number 2 (Fall)


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