Geoarchaeology and Radiocarbon Chronology of Stone Age by Vladimir V. Pitul'ko,Elena Yu. Pavlova,Richard L. Bland

By Vladimir V. Pitul'ko,Elena Yu. Pavlova,Richard L. Bland

This English translation of a piece formerly released in Russian (Geoarkheologiya i radiouglerodnaya khronologiya kamennogo veka Severo Vostochnoi Azii, St. Petersburg: Nauka, 2010) provides an outline of the Paleolithic archaeology of Northeast Asia, with emphasis on geoarchaeological and radiocarbon-based chronology. even if archaeological investigations above the Arctic Circle begun greater than 200 years in the past, entry to and booklet of findings has been tricky. In Geoarchaeology and Radiocarbon Chronology of Stone Age Northeast Asia, veteran researchers Vladimir V. Pitul’ko and Elena Yu. Pavlova have accumulated and analyzed the to be had facts to supply accomplished documentation of human career of continental territories some distance above the Arctic Circle within the past due Neopleistocene (also often called the overdue Pleistocene era). by utilizing uncalibrated radiocarbon courting, Pitul’ko and Pavlova were in a position to identify trustworthy correlations among the artifacts and phenomena being studied. The elevated variety of radiocarbon age determinations for those Arctic websites is an important information to return from the newest reports of Northeast Asia, providing an important chance for re-assessment of older fabrics in gentle of those new findings.

The authors contain reporting on contemporary paintings played at of crucial websites within the zone: the “mammoth cemetery” website at Berelekh and the Yana Rhinoceros Horn Site.

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