The open-air site of Tolbor 16 (Northern Mongolia): Preliminary results and perspectives

Authors: Zwyns, N., Stewart, J.R. et al.

Journal: Quaternary International

Volume: 347

Issue: 1

Pages: 53-65

ISSN: 1040-6182

DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.05.043

Abstract:

Numerous questions remain regarding the timing and the context of Upper Paleolithic emergence in Northeast Asia. Available data allow the recognition of a form of Initial Upper Paleolithic (IUP) documented in the Altai circa 45-40ka14CBP, and in the Cis- and Transbaikal around -37ka14CBP. In Northern Mongolia, a series of assemblages show intriguing similarities with IUP laminar assemblages from South Siberia and suggest long distance contact/movements of population during the first half of MIS3. These contacts are potentially enabled by the main river that drains into Lake Baikal, the Selenga. By cutting through the Sayan and the Yablonovy mountain ranges, the Selenga drainage system provides a potential corridor connecting South Siberia with the plains of Mongolia. The Tolbor 16 site (Ikh Tulberiin Gol, Northern Mongolia) is located circa 13km from the confluence with the Selenga. The first results presented here suggest that the lithic assemblage and the ornaments discovered at Tolbor 16 document the early appearance of Upper Paleolithic in the region. This newly discovered site offers the possibility to generate high-resolution contextual data on the first appearance of the blade assemblages in Mongolia and to test the 'Selenga corridor hypothesis'.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22789/

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The open-air site of Tolbor 16 (Northern Mongolia): Preliminary results and perspectives

Authors: Zwyns, N., Stewart, J.R. et al.

Journal: QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL

Volume: 347

Pages: 53-65

eISSN: 1873-4553

ISSN: 1040-6182

DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.05.043

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22789/

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The open-air site of Tolbor 16 (Northern Mongolia): Preliminary results and perspectives

Authors: Zwyns, N., Stewart, J.R. et al.

Journal: Quaternary International

DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.05.043

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22789/

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The open-air site of Tolbor 16 (Northern Mongolia): Preliminary results and perspectives.

Authors: Zwyns, N., Stewart, J.R. et al.

Journal: Quaternary International

Volume: 347

Pages: 53-65

ISSN: 1040-6182

Abstract:

Numerous questions remain regarding the timing and the context of Upper Paleolithic emergence in Northeast Asia. Available data allow the recognition of a form of Initial Upper Paleolithic (IUP) documented in the Altai circa 45e40 ka 14C BP, and in the Cis- and Transbaikal around �37 ka 14C BP. In Northern Mongolia, a series of assemblages show intriguing similarities with IUP laminar assemblages from South Siberia and suggest long distance contact/movements of population during the first half of MIS3. These contacts are potentially enabled by the main river that drains into Lake Baikal, the Selenga. By cutting through the Sayan and the Yablonovy mountain ranges, the Selenga drainage system provides a potential corridor connecting South Siberia with the plains of Mongolia. The Tolbor 16 site (Ikh Tulberiin Gol, Northern Mongolia) is located circa 13 km from the confluence with the Selenga. The first results presented here suggest that the lithic assemblage and the ornaments discovered at Tolbor 16 document the early appearance of Upper Paleolithic in the region. This newly discovered site offers the possibility to generate high-resolution contextual data on the first appearance of the blade assemblages in Mongolia and to test the ‘Selenga corridor hypothesis’.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22789/

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