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Hunter-gatherer populations in greater northeast Asia experienced dramatic range expansions during the early Upper Paleolithic (45ü22 ka) and the late Upper Pa-leolithic (18ü10 ka), both of which led to intensive occupations of cold desert environments including the Mongolian Gobi and northwest China. Range contractions under the cold, arid extremes of the(More)
Archeological research over the past several years has started to provide evidence relevant to understanding both the timing of and processes responsible for human colonization of the Tibetan Plateau. This harsh, high-elevation environment is known to exact a heavy demographic toll on recent migrants, and such costs likely erected a substantial(More)
1467 taries or interpretations of classical works. Bhashyas contain interpretations from opposing perspectives by different commentators. The body of work, collectively known as Upanishads, is considered by many to be a col-laborative exploration of knowledge by student and teacher. In a culture that usually gives an exalted position to the teacher,(More)
The pre-Neolithic history of the Tibetan Plateau is virtually unknown. Test excavations of Late Paleolithic sites, described here, provide preliminary evidence that the initial occupation of the plateau's extreme environments was by small groups of foragers probably traveling from lower elevation plateau margins. These foragers occupied very short-term(More)
The use of latest Pleistocene-Holocene paleosols in defining Chinese climatic sequences is plagued by poor chronological controls caused primarily by the use of radiocarbon dates derived from bulk soil carbon. Dating of a post-glacial aeolian/paleosol sequence in the Pigeon Mountain basin of north-central China, using culturally deposited charcoal, support(More)
10 Be-26 Al cosmogenic surface exposure, optically stimulated luminescence, and radiocarbon dates from the site of Xidatan 2 (∼4300 m above sea level [asl] in the Kunlun Pass, northern Tibetan Plateau) suggest the site was intermittently and briefly occupied approximately 9200–6400 yr B.P. This age is substantially younger than expected given the late Upper(More)
Dating and geomorphology of shoreline features in the Qinghai Lake basin of northwestern China suggest that, contrary to previous interpretations, the lake likely did not reach levels 66–140 m above modern within the past ∼ 90,000 yr. Maximum highstands of ∼ 20–66 m above modern probably date to Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5. MIS 3 highstands are undated and(More)
BACKGROUND Triple-reassortant (tr) viruses of human, avian, and swine origin, including H1N1, H1N2, and H3N2 subtypes, emerged in North American swine herds in 1998 and have become predominant. While sporadic human infections with classical influenza A (H1N1) and with tr-swine influenza viruses have been reported, relatively few have been documented in(More)
The Artemis microASAR is a flexible, robust SAR system built on the successful legacy of the BYU μSAR [1] [2] and other BYU SAR systems [3]. It is an LFM-CW SAR system designed for low-power operation on small, manned aircraft or UAVs. This paper describes the high-level methodology used in designing the microASAR system and contains a description of the(More)
Da Qaidam and Xiao Qaidam are two of a number of lakes in northwestern China whose lake histories have been used to support the notion of a ''Greatest Lakes'' period in the region during marine isotope stage (MIS) 3. Reappraisal of the basins' geomorphology, however, suggests that both lakes are highly problematic proxies for past climate. Xiao Qaidam has a(More)