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Stone Tools from Majuangou, China

Early humans expand from northeast to southeast Asia

These artifacts were discovered by a team from the Smithsonian working in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hubei Institute of Cultural Relics. The team also found evidence of animal butchery and animal footprints.

IVPP P5470 stone core, Majuangou Xiaochangliang
Image Credit: James Di Loreto, & Donald H. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution
Stone Tools from Majuangou, China
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Date of discovery:
Discovered by: A team led by Zhu Rixiang and Rick Potts
Site: Majuangou, Nihewan Basin, China
Page last updated: March 29, 2016