«BULLETIN OF THE IRKUTSK STATE UNIVERSITY. GEOARCHAEOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY, AND ANTHROPOLOGY SERIES»
ISSN 2227-2380 (Print)

List of issues > «Geoarchaeology, Ethnology, and Anthropology Series». 2012. Vol. 1

The Geoagraphy and Age of Upper Neopleistocene Fossil Artefacts of the Tunka Rift Valley

Author(s)
A. S. Kozyrev, A. A. Shchetnikov, A. M. Klementyev, I. A. Filinov, A. B. Fedorenko, F. I. Henzyhenova
Abstract

This article presents the results of a comprehensive geological, geomorphological and paleontological-stratigraphic study of known and new archaeological sites from the Upper Pleistocene in the Tunka rift valley. We provide the radiocarbon dates from Paleolithic horizons in the Tunka region. On the basis of the data outlined here, we attempt to clarify the boundaries of the “Tunka geoarchaeological region”, which is notable for its terminal-edge micro-splitting lithic industries.

Keywords
Paleolithic, geoarcheology, Upper Pleistocene, radiocarbon dating, terminaledge micro splitting, Tunka rift valley
UDC
930.26

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