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Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology in the People's Republic of China

Editors:
Wu, Rukang
Olsen, John W.
Howells, F.Clark

ISBN:
978 1 59874 458 3
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
322
List price(s):
37.95 GBP
43.00 EUR

Publication date:
31 March 2009

Short description: 

Presents the advances made in Paleolithic archaeology and palaeoanthropology in the People's Republic of China. With maps, illustrations and tables, this title includes chapters dealing with the development of chronological frameworks, the composition and stratigraphy of vertebrate fauna, and Pleistocene prehistoric archaeology.

Full description: 

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.

Biography: 

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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