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Speculation on the timing and nature of Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer colonization of the Tibetan Plateau
Brantingham, PJ; Haizhou, MA; Olsen, JW; Gao, X; Madsen, DB; Rhode, DE
2003-07-01
Source PublicationCHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN
Volume48Issue:14Pages:1510-1516
SubtypeArticle
AbstractHunter-gatherer populations in greater northeast Asia experienced dramatic range expansions during the early Upper Paleolithic (45-22 ka) and the late Upper Paleolithic (18-10 ka), both of which led to intensive occupations of cold desert environments including the Mongolian Gobi and northwest China. Range contractions under the cold, and extremes of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 22 -18 ka) may have entailed widespread population extirpations. The high elevation Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is significantly more extreme in both climate and environment than either the Gobi or the Siberian taiga forests, and provides an ideal setting to test fundamental models of human biogeography in the context of regional population fluctuations. The area is presently occupied primarily by nomadic pastoralists, but it is clear that these complex middle Holocene (<6 ka) economic adaptations were not a necessary prerequisite for successful colonization of the high elevation Plateau. Exploratory field-work in 2000-2001 has established that Upper Paleolithic hunter-gatherers were present on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau by at least 12 ka and possibly much earlier. A speculative model for the colonization process is developed and preliminary archaeological data in support of the model are presented.
KeywordUpper Paleolithic Late Pleistocene Climate Change China
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology
WOS KeywordWESTERN MONGOLIA ; NORTHERN TIBET ; LAKE EVOLUTION ; CHINESE LOESS ; QUATERNARY ; GLACIATION ; DESERT ; RECORD ; CORE ; NUUR
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI ; AHCI ; ISTP
Language英语
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000184463300021
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.isl.ac.cn/handle/363002/6086
Collection青海盐湖研究所知识仓储
Affiliation1.Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Anthropol, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Salt Lakes, Xining 810008, Peoples R China
3.Univ Arizona, Dept Anthropol, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Vertebrate Paleontol & Paleoanthropol, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
5.Desert Res Inst, Reno, NV 89512 USA
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Brantingham, PJ,Haizhou, MA,Olsen, JW,et al. Speculation on the timing and nature of Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer colonization of the Tibetan Plateau[J]. CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN,2003,48(14):1510-1516.
APA Brantingham, PJ,Haizhou, MA,Olsen, JW,Gao, X,Madsen, DB,&Rhode, DE.(2003).Speculation on the timing and nature of Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer colonization of the Tibetan Plateau.CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN,48(14),1510-1516.
MLA Brantingham, PJ,et al."Speculation on the timing and nature of Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer colonization of the Tibetan Plateau".CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN 48.14(2003):1510-1516.
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