This book represents the first comprehensive attempt to bring to western scholarship the great advances made in Paleolithic archaeology and palaeoanthropology in the People’s Republic of China. The 15 chapters are devoted to a historical overview of past and recent studies, the development of chronological frameworks, the composition and stratigraphy of vertebrate fauna, the pongid and hominid palaeontological records, and Pleistocene prehistoric archaeology. Maps, illustrations and tables illustrate the materials presented here.

chapter 1|28 pages

Chinese Palaeoanthropology

Retrospect and Prospect

chapter 5|12 pages

Homo erectus in China

chapter 6|16 pages

Early Homo Sapiens in China

chapter 9|40 pages

The Early Palaeolithic of China

chapter 10|24 pages

The Middle Palaeolithic of China

chapter 11|14 pages

The Late Palaeolithic of China

chapter 12|18 pages

Microlithic Industries in China