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Taxonomic Abundance at Panxian Dadong, a Middle Pleistocene Cave in South China

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dc.contributor.authorBekken, Deborahen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchepartz, Lynne A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller-Antonio, Sarien_US
dc.contributor.authorYamei, Houen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeiwen, Huangen_US
dc.identifier.citationBekken, D., L. A. Schepartz, S. Miller-Antonio, H. Yamei, and H. Weiwen. 2004. Taxonomic Abundance at Panxian Dadong, a Middle Pleistocene Cave in South China. Asian Perspectives 43 (2): 333-59.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535-8283 (E-ISSN)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0066-8435 (Print)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe faunal assemblage from the site of Panxian Dadong provides evidence for a general continuity in species representation throughout a period of approximately 120 kya. Taxonomically, faunal material from Dadong includes classic taxa of the Middle Pleistocene Ailuropoda-Stegodon faunal complex of South China. Taxonomic abundance measures document a sample that is rich in large ungulate species including rhinoceros, stegodonts, and large bovids. These data are further examined in light of assemblage formation processes, temporal distribution, and environmental context. Taphonomic data that demonstrate the presence and activities of bonecollecting species (including porcupines, hominids, and large and small carnivores) suggest that Dadong Cave was an attractive shelter that saw many uses during the period analyzed. These include hominid foraging, porcupine bone collecting, and carnivore scavenging and hunting. KEYWORDS: Middle Pleistocene, South China, Ailuropoda-Stegodon fauna, hominid.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 43en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNumber 2en_US
dc.subjectMiddle Pleistoceneen_US
dc.subjectSouth Chinaen_US
dc.subjectAiluropoda-Stegodon faunaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPrehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPrehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEast Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.en_US
dc.titleTaxonomic Abundance at Panxian Dadong, a Middle Pleistocene Cave in South Chinaen_US
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 2004 - Volume 43, Number 2 (Fall)

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