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Hominin occupation of the Chinese Loess Plateau since about 2.1 million years ago
Zhu, ZY; Dennell, R; Huang, WW; Wu, Y; Qiu, SF; Yang, SX; Rao, ZG; Hou, YM; Xie, JB; Han, JW; Ouyang, TP; zhuzy@gig.ac.cn; r.w.dennell@exeter.ac.uk
2018
Source PublicationNATURE
Volume559Issue:7715Pages:608-+
AbstractConsiderable attention has been paid to dating the earliest appearance of hominins outside Africa. The earliest skeletal and artefactual evidence for the genus Homo in Asia currently comes from Dmanisi, Georgia, and is dated to approximately 1.77-1.85 million years ago (Ma)(1). Two incisors that may belong to Homo erectus come from Yuanmou, south China, and are dated to 1.7 Ma(2); the next-oldest evidence is an H. erectus cranium from Lantian (Gongwangling)-which has recently been dated to 1.63 Ma(3) and the earliest hominin fossils from the Sangiran dome in Java, which are dated to about 1.5-1.6 Ma(4). Artefacts from Majuangou III5 and Shangshazui(6) in the Nihewan basin, north China, have also been dated to 1.6-1.7 Ma. Here we report an Early Pleistocene and largely continuous artefact sequence from Shangchen, which is a newly discovered Palaeolithic locality of the southern Chinese Loess Plateau, near Gongwangling in Lantian county. The site contains 17 artefact layers that extend from palaeosol S15-dated to approximately 1.26 Ma-to loess L28, which we date to about 2.12 Ma. This discovery implies that hominins left Africa earlier than indicated by the evidence from Dmanisi.
Department[Zhu, Zhaoyu; Ouyang, Tingping] Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou Inst Geochem, Key Lab Ocean & Marginal Sea Geol, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China; [Zhu, Zhaoyu; Huang, Weiwen; Hou, Yamei] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Environm, State Key Lab Loess & Quaternary Geol, Xian, Shaanxi, Peoples R China; [Dennell, Robin] Univ Exeter, Dept Archaeol, Exeter, Devon, England; [Huang, Weiwen; Yang, Shixia; Hou, Yamei] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Vertebrate Paleontol & Paleoanthropol, Key Lab Vertebrate Evolut & Human Origins, Beijing, Peoples R China; [Wu, Yi] Chinese Acad Sci, South China Sea Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Ocean & Marginal Sea Geol, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China; [Qiu, Shifan] Gannan Normal Univ, Sch Geog & Environm Engn, Ganzhou, Peoples R China; [Yang, Shixia] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geol & Geophys, State Key Lab Lithospher Evolut, Beijing, Peoples R China; [Rao, Zhiguo] Hunan Normal Univ, Coll Resources & Environm Sci, Changsha, Hunan, Peoples R China; [Xie, Jiubing] Environm Supervis Detachment Nanning, Nanning, Peoples R China; [Han, Jiangwei] Henan Inst Geol Survey, Zhengzhou, Henan, Peoples R China; [Ouyang, Tingping] South China Normal Univ, Sch Geog, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
Subject AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
Funding ProjectMSG
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/17127
Collection中科院边缘海地质重点实验室
Corresponding Authorzhuzy@gig.ac.cn; r.w.dennell@exeter.ac.uk
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Zhu, ZY,Dennell, R,Huang, WW,et al. Hominin occupation of the Chinese Loess Plateau since about 2.1 million years ago[J]. NATURE,2018,559(7715):608-+.
APA Zhu, ZY.,Dennell, R.,Huang, WW.,Wu, Y.,Qiu, SF.,...&r.w.dennell@exeter.ac.uk.(2018).Hominin occupation of the Chinese Loess Plateau since about 2.1 million years ago.NATURE,559(7715),608-+.
MLA Zhu, ZY,et al."Hominin occupation of the Chinese Loess Plateau since about 2.1 million years ago".NATURE 559.7715(2018):608-+.
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