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

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

by Wu Rukang
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It is a pleasure and privilege to congratulate the editors and contributors to this volume for making available to a worldwide audience such a broad ranging overview of the accomplishments and status of researches into the human past of China." From the Foreword by F. Clark Howells

"An excellent source of Paleolithic archaeology data from China…well written text." Dental Anthropology Newsletter, 1987

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598744583
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

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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