New evidence on the earliest human presence at high northern latitudes in northeast Asia

  title={New evidence on the earliest human presence at high northern latitudes in northeast Asia},
  author={R. Zhu and R. Potts and F. Xie and K. A. Hoffman and C. L. Deng and C. D. Shi and Y. X. Pan and H. Q. Wang and R. P. Shi and Y. C. Wang and G. H. Shi and N. Wu},
  • R. Zhu, R. Potts, +9 authors N. Wu
  • Published 2004
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The timing of early human dispersal to Asia is a central issue in the study of human evolution. Excavations in predominantly lacustrine sediments at Majuangou, Nihewan basin, north China, uncovered four layers of indisputable hominin stone tools. Here we report magnetostratigraphic results that constrain the age of the four artefact layers to an interval of nearly 340,000 yr between the Olduvai subchron and the Cobb Mountain event. The lowest layer, about 1.66 million years old (Myr), provides… CONTINUE READING
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