Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (05): 895-903.doi: 10.16359/j.cnki.cn11-1963/q.2020.0018

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Lithic artifacts from the Ruoregou and Maiduodebu localities in Ngari District, Tibet

WANG Xiaoyu1(), ZHANG Jianlin2, XI Lin2, ZHU Zhiyong1()   

  1. 1. School of Cultural Heritage, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069
    2. Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Xi’an 710043
  • Received:2020-01-29 Revised:2020-04-12 Online:2021-10-15 Published:2021-10-15
  • Contact: ZHU Zhiyong;


In 2004, some stone age localities were found when a fieldwork was done by shaanxi provincial institute of archaeology in Ngari district western Tibet area. This research will focus on two of these localities: Ruoregou and Maiduodebu. It will investigate, classify and describe the lithic artifacts discovered in these two sites. This stone artifacts includes microblade cores, microblades, delicately retouched scrapers, and points. The discovery of these microlithic materials is of great significance for deeply understanding and studying the microlithic industry in Tibet.

Key words: Ngari District, Ruoregou, Maiduodebu, Microlithic

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