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《ACTA ANTHROPOLOGICA SINICA》 1996-01
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COMPARISON OF TECHNOLOGICAL MODE OFPALEOLITHIC CULTURE BETWEEN CHINA AND THE WEST

Lin Shenglong(Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica, Beijing 100044)  
Comparison of technological mode of Paleolithic culture shows that there are verysignificient differences between China and the West. In Chinese Paleolithic Mode I technologypersisted and continued to develop throughout from early to late Paleolithic. Remarkably, thereare no true hand-axes, no Platform preparation and bifacial thinning technique, no soft-hammer technique essentially, no Levallois technique in Chinese Paleolithic, so there are no ModeⅡ and Mode Ⅲ technology. Mode Ⅳ technology appeared ohly in one site, that is theShuidonggou site, Probably that is the result of cultural intercourse. Component of Mode Ⅴtechnology existed in some stone assemblages of late Paleolithic, but there are no microburintechnique, no geometric microlith, and microblades have been used mainly as the blade of comPOsite tools. There are also Profound deference in microlithic technology between China andthe West. This situation shoal clearly that the Paleolithic culture of China and the West represents different traditions, and also shoal the peculiarity and continuity of Chinese Paleolithic. Itseems to me that there not happened the cultural replacement on a large scale throughout wholeChinese Paleolithic. Thus the evidence of Chinese Paleolithic supports the evdutionary continuity hyPOthesis of Chinese fossil man.Table 1 shows the Mode technology in Chinese Paleolithic.
【Fund】: 中国科学院古生物与古人类基础研究特别支持费的资助
【CateGory Index】: N09
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