Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (04): 568-574.doi: 10.16359/j.cnki.cn11-1963/q.2019.0070

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A preliminary research of the Locality 10 of Wulanmulun River in Ordos, Inner Mongolia

LIU Yang1(), YANG Jungang2, BAO Lei2, QIU Weili3, HOU Yamei4, YIN Chunlei2   

  1. 1. Anthropolgy Department, School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275
    2. Ordos Antiquity & Archaeology Institution, Ordos 017200
    3. School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875
    4. Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044
  • Received:2019-02-16 Revised:2019-09-11 Online:2021-08-15 Published:2021-08-17


The Locality 10 of Wulanmulun River is the only one that has culture layers in all of the localities of the Wulanmulun River. It is far away Wulanmulun site about 9 kilometers. From the test excavation at the locality in 2013-2014, 789 specimen have been found in 3 excavation areas, included 356 stone artifacts. There are cores, flakes, tools and chunks. The tools appear with denticulates, scrapers, notches and tanged points. The raw material are mainly quartzite, and a little quartz and chert, which are normally seen from the bedrock of the old river. Considering of the cultural features and contrast with Wulanmulun site, it belongs to the late middle Paleolithic period.

Key words: Ordos, Wulanmulun River, Locality 10, Stone artifacts

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