Human and Mammoth Fauna in the North of the Ob Basin in the Late Neopleistocene Cover Image
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Человек и мамонтовая фауна на севере Оби в позднем неоплейстоцене
Human and Mammoth Fauna in the North of the Ob Basin in the Late Neopleistocene

Author(s): Ivan D. Zolnikov, Anton A. Anoikin, William Rendu, Egor A. Phylatov, Sergei S. Makarov, Anton S. Rezvyi, Alexander V. Postnov, Anna G. Brusnitsyna, Anton V. Vasilev, Anton V. Vybornov, Mikhail A. Arzhannikov, Lidia V. Zotkina
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Historical Geography
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Siberia; Subarctic; Lower Ob; Pleistocene; Palaeolithic; initial peopling; geomorphological analysis; geomorphological analysis; Quaternary geology

Summary/Abstract: Data on the Pleistocene megafauna and the earliest evidence of the presence of Palaeolithic humans on the territory of the Northern Ob river region are analyzed. The data about the geological and geomorphological situation in the lower reaches of the Ob river is presented, the deposits of the Late Neopleistocene are characterized, and the main regularities in the taphonomy of megafaunal remains are described. Changes in the species composition of the Neopleistocene fauna from the right bank of the Big Ob and their chronology are established on the basis of numerous absolute dates obtained on bones. The results of the traceological analysis and dating of two mammoth tusk fragments with traces of human processing are presented. The authors provide information on 2020 field works on the Kushevatskaya channel and the Synya river, which gave new data on the early human settlement of the territory of the Lower Ob. It is concluded that the initial colonization of the region took place at the beginning of the Early Upper Palaeolithic, with first people coming presumably from the territory of the Urals.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 39-56
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Russian