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Authors: Zeitoun, Valéry
Forestier, Hubert
Auetrakulvit, Prasit
Khaokhiew, Chawalit
Rasse, Michel
Tiamtinkrit, Chaturaporn
Title: The Paleolithic Site of Sao Din, Northern Thailand
Date: 2012
Source: Crossing Borders: Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Abstract: Human dispersal over time and space is still debated and recent discoveries and studies in India or China demonstrate a much older presence of human during the Early Pleistocene in Asia according to stone tools evidence. Information concerning the expansion of human groups into continental Southeast Asia is
generally lacking — although fossil evidence demonstrating an early human presence in insular Southeast Asia does exist, i.e. Indonesia. A recent survey in Northern Thailand have produced a numerous series of stone tools which present an ideal opportunity for reconsidering the archaeological record of the Early Pleistocene in this region. We provide a preliminary description of the geomorphological context and a brief technological analysis of the stone tools from the site of Sao Din (Nan province). Technologically, this lithic assemblage presents the most similarities with southern Chinese assemblages dated between 1 Ma and 0.5 Ma.
Editors: Tjoa-Bonatz, Mai Lin

Reinecke, Andreas

Bonatz, Dominik
Number: 5
Page Start: 53
Page End: 59