Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (05): 751-763.doi: 10.16359/j.cnki.cn11-1963/q.2020.0025

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Bone artifacts of the Honghe site in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang

LIANG Qiyao1(), ZHANG Wei2, CHEN Quanjia1(), TIAN He2   

  1. 1. School of Archaeology Jilin University, Changchun 130012
    2. Heilongjiang Province Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology, Harbin 150008
  • Received:2020-05-29 Revised:2020-07-28 Online:2021-10-15 Published:2021-10-15
  • Contact: CHEN Quanjia;


The study on bone tools, as an important topic of zooarchaeological research, has gradually become basis for the study of prehistoric Nenjiang River Basin subsistence model since Liang Siyong discovered the bone tools of the Ang’angxi site in the 1930s. In the archaeological excavations of the Honghe site in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017, a significant number of artifacts dating back to the Neolithic Age and Bronze Age were recovered. A total of 343 well-preserved bone tools (including tools made of bone and antler) were collected. According to the analysis of these artifacts, the manufacturing process and retouching technology of them in two different periods were discovered, which may shed new light on economic model of prehistory residents, regional characteristics and other related issues.

Key words: Heilongjiang, Honghe site, Neolithic Age, Bronze Age, Bone tools

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