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The Settling of the Ancient Man by the Example of North-Western Altai

  • A.P. Derevianko
  • M.V. Shunkov

Abstract

Archaeological collections from the Pleistocene deposits of North- Western Altai are the best studied Quaternary materials from all of Northern and Central Asia. Stratified sites in that region have yielded the longest archaeological record, which includes Middle and Upper Pleistocene, covering all the stages of the Paleolithic, from the early to the late. Archaeological materials from these sites illustrate the gradual evolution of lithic industries and attest to the continuity of the technological traditions throughout the Paleolithic.

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Paleolithic Site Typological Feature Lithic Industry Large Blade Archaeological Collection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A.P. Derevianko
    • 1
  • M.V. Shunkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Siberian Branch Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute of Archaeology and EthnographyNovosibirskRussia

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