Upland resources and the early Palaeolithic occupation of Southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Burma

Citation
La. Schepartz et al., Upland resources and the early Palaeolithic occupation of Southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Burma, WORLD ARCHA, 32(1), 2000, pp. 1-13
Citations number
52
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Archeology
Journal title
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY
ISSN journal
0043-8243 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1 - 13
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-8243(200006)32:1<1:URATEP>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
The southwestern Chinese provinces and neighbouring upland areas in Burma, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam form a geographical region with an expanding Pal aeolithic record. The area was a gateway for the dispersion of populations into East Asia and Island and Southeast Asia. It is therefore important to examine the diversity of environments and resources that the earliest inhab itants encountered, and to identify adaptations and technologies that may h ave shaped subsequent exploitations of Asian environments. This paper synth esizes the evidence for the early human occupations of the region, beginnin g over one million years ago and continuing through the Upper Pleistocene.