In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the discovery of the first skull of Peking Man, the International Symposium on Paleoanthropology and the First Conference on Quaternary Research of Asia will be jointly held in
1. New discoveries of hominid fossil and Paleolithic sites
2. Origin and evolution of humans in
3. Migration and cultural interactions between east and west in Pleistocene
4. Interaction between geological environmental changes and human activities
5. The 80th Anniversary celebration of the foundation of the IVPP
Persons interested in attending the symposium are kindly asked to fill in the FIRST CIRCULAR REPLY form and return it before Jan.31, 2009 to the secretariat via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (+86-10-68337001) or normal mailing address:
Chinese Association for Quaternary Research
Institute of Geology and Geophysics,
Chairman: Ding Zhongli
Vice Chairmen: Wu Xinzhi, Liu Jiaqi, Zhu Rixiang, Gao Xing
Members: Chai Yucheng, Ding Zhongli, Fu Bojie, Gao Xing, Guo Zhengtang，
Han Jiamao，Hou Yamei，Jin Changzhu，Liu Jiaqi，Liu Wu，Wu Xinzhi，Xiao Jule，Wang Youping，Yao Yupeng，Zhou Liping，Zhou Shaoping，Zhu Rixiang，A. Derevianko， H. Kumai，Y. Lavrushin，Y. J. Lee，K. Okumura，Y.A. Park，Y. Saito，A.K. Singhvi，I. Takashi，A. Velichko，K.Y. Wei
Secretariat: Xiao Jule，Zhang Yi，Cui Ning，Che Jianguo
The symposium will be held at Xiyuan Hotel which is close to the IVPP. The price at Xiyuan Hotel is estimated to be about $ 40 per day for single and about $70 for double (standard) room in the wing building and about $ 100 in the main building.
Registration fee will be $400 for formal participants, $250 for students and accompanying persons. The registration fee will cover the symposium documents, meals and mid-excursion.
4. Post-symposium excursion
We are planning to arrange two post-symposium excursions that are still under consideration. The tentatively excursion routes are as follows:
Route 1 (about 3 days): Nihewan Paleolithic Site (Yangyuan county,
Route 2 (about 4-5 days): Guangxi Bose Basin Paleolithic sites, the karst landform and Detian waterfall near the China-Vietnam border.
The post-symposium excursions will be decided in the second circular according to the responses, so we welcome any comments and suggestions for our proposed arrangements.
5. Call for Abstracts
All prospective participants are asked to submit an abstract in English (within 1 A4 page) no later than
Preliminary Report on the Excavations of Shuidonggou Localities 3,4,5 in Ningxia
WANG Huimin1, PEI Shuwen2, MA Xiaoling1, FENG Xingwu2
The Localities 3, 4 and 5, which distributed in the southwest margin of the Shuidonggou basin, are the important localities of Shuidonggou site. These localities were not formally excavated since discovered in 1923. The three localities were excavated from August to October 2004, as a salvage archeological project due to the construction of the diversion channel of Ningdong Heavy Chemical Base. The excavations exposed an area of about 80 m2. More than thousand of stone artifacts and ostrich egg fragments were excavated and collected from the three localities.
The upper cultural layer and surface lithic assemblage: a total of 928 pieces (479 from surface and 347 from layer ① of locality 4; 102 from upper layer and surface of localities 3,5) of stone artifacts were excavated and collected from the localities 3,4,and 5. More than 30% of blade and high percent of chert as the raw material is the main character. Preliminary analysis of retouched tools and technique as well as the stage of fossilization of ostrich egg fragments and extinction age of the ostrich in the region indicate that the lithic assemblage stage of localities 3,4 and 5 can be put to the end Upper Paleolithic to early Lower Neolithic of China.
The lower cultural layer lithic assemblage: about 85 pieces of stone artifacts were excavated from the layer ⑥ of the three localities, which seems more primitive in the cultural feature than the upper cultural layer by analyzing the type, morphology and technique of the stone artifacts. About 61.5% of the raw materials were dolomite, which shows similar to the Shuidonggou cultural of Upper Paleolithic in
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