Hominin-carnivore interactions during the Chinese Early Paleolithic: taphonomic perspectives from Xujiayao.

@article{Norton2008HominincarnivoreID,
  title={Hominin-carnivore interactions during the Chinese Early Paleolithic: taphonomic perspectives from Xujiayao.},
  author={Christopher J. Norton and Xing Gao},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={164-78}
}
The ability of archaic Homo sapiens to survive in more northerly latitudes was contingent on securing a regular source of animal fat and protein. We present a taphonomic study that examines how successful these hominins were at acquiring these food sources during the latter part of the Early Paleolithic in Northeast Asia. This study focuses on the long bone midshaft surface modifications observed on the faunal remains from Xujiayao, a middle-late Pleistocene open-air site located at 40 degrees… CONTINUE READING

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