Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2020, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (01): 42-51.doi: 10.16359/j.cnki.cn11-1963/q.2018.0025

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A primary research of the Laonainaimiao Locality 3 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province

LI Wencheng1, WANG Songzhi2, GU Wanfa2, LIU Tuo1, LI Yulong1, HE Jianing1   

  1. 1.School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Beijing 100871
    2.Zhengzhou Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute, Zhengzhou 450052
  • Received:2017-11-10 Online:2020-02-15 Published:2020-07-17


Located at Zhengzhou, Laonainaimiao Locality 3 is estimated to be 45 Ka or earlier. Excavation in 2016 revealed 575 pieces of bones and 66 pieces of lithics. Compared to the central campsite at Locality 1, the density and distribution of artifacts at Locality 3 suggested that it might have been a temporary stop where ancient hominids visited occasionally. The faunal remains indicated an environment with forest and steppe, while the lithic assemblage resembles other sites in this area during MIS 3, belonging to a lithic industry in northern China characterized by small flakes.

Key words: Laonainaimiao Locality 3, MIS3, temporary stop, lithic industry