Collection Description

Tradition Name

North China Upper Paleolithic

Tradition Description

The North China Upper Paleolithic Tradition is located in China north of the Qinling Huaihe Line and on the Korean Peninsula. It occurred from 40,000–8500 BP. The people were mobile hunter-gatherers, with some exploitation of Pleistocene megafauna. They created stone and bone tools; the use of microlithic technology was widespread after 20,000 BP. Neolithic traits such as pottery and domesticated millet appear during the last third of the tradition.

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Region

Asia --East Asia

Countries

China

North Korea

South Korea

OWC Code

AF40

Number of Documents

23

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Number of Pages

634

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