PALEOANTHROPOLOGY AND PALEOLITHIC ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

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Wu Rukang, John W Olsen
Left Coast Press, 15 sep. 2009 - 293 páginas
This book represents the first comprehensive attempt to bring to western scholarship the great advances made in Paleolithic archaeology and palaeoanthropology in the People’s Republic of China. The 15 chapters are devoted to a historical overview of past and recent studies, the development of chronological frameworks, the composition and stratigraphy of vertebrate fauna, the pongid and hominid palaeontological records, and Pleistocene prehistoric archaeology. Maps, illustrations and tables illustrate the materials presented here.
 

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2 Chronology in Chinese Palaeoanthropology Wu Xinzhi and Wang Linghong
29
3 Ramapithecus and Sivapithecus from Lufeng China Wu Rukang and Xu Qinghua
53
4 Gigantopithecus and Australopithecus in China Zhang Yinyun
69
5 Homo erectus in China Wu Rukang and Dong Xingren
79
6 Early Homo sapiens in China Wu Xinzhi and Wu Maolin
91
7 Homo sapiens Remains from Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic China Wu Xinzhi and Zhang Zhenbiao
107
8 Chinas Earliest Palaeolithic Assemblages Jia Lanpo
135
9 The Early Paleolithic of China Zhang Senshui
147
10 The Middle Palaeolithic of China Qiu Zhonglang
187
11 The Late Palaeolithic of China Jia Lanpo and Huang Weiwen
211
12 Microlithic Industries of China Gai Pei
225
13 Aspects of the Inner Mongolian Palaeolithic Wang Yuping and John W Olsen
243
14 On the Recognition of Chinas Palaeolithic Cultural Traditions Jia Lanpo and Huang Weiwen
259
15 Pleistocene Mammalian Faunas of China Han Defen and Xu Chunhua
267
Index
291
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Wu Rukang is at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.John Olsen is at the Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona.

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