Evidence of Levallois strategies on cores at Guanyindong cave, Southwest China during the Late Middle Pleistocene
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
The discovery of early Levallois stone-tool technology at 170 ka at Guanyindong cave, Southwest China, has raised questions about the validity and characters of Levallois strategy at this site. To address these questions, we present a detailed technological analysis that primarily focuses on the Levallois cores, along with Levallois flakes and by-products. These analysis include analytical descriptions, technological illustrations, worldwide inter-site comparisons, and quantitative analysis, providing extended and substantial evidence of the usage of Levallois strategy at Guanyindong cave, and indicating highly technological variability and likely convergent technological evolution during Late Middle Pleistocene in East Asia.
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Australian Research Council