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Хронология раннепалеолитической стоянки Карама (Горный Алтай): факты и проблемы
Chronology of the Lower Palaeolithic Site of Karama (Gorny Altai): Facts and Problems

Author(s): Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Aleksei Yu. Kazansky
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Archaeology
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Siberia; Altai Mountains; Lower Palaeolithic; Karama site; geological age;

Summary/Abstract: Factual information and its interpretation regarding the geological age of the Lower Palaeolithic site of Karama (Altai Mountains, Siberia) are considered. It is demonstrated that palynological data do not allow to date this site to earlier than ca. 800 kya; archaeological data are consistent with this estimate. The viewpoint of V. S. Zykin with coauthors, according to which the age of Karama is ca. 1.95—1.77 mya, finds no support in the light of the available geological and paleomagnetic evidence. The so-called “Karama suite” of the Upper Pliocene of Altai Mountains in reality does not exist. For the time being there are no reliable data indicating than the initial peopling of Siberia took place prior to ca. 1 mya.For the time being, there are no reliable data indicating that the initial peopling of Siberia took place prior to ca. 1 mya

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 85-98
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Russian