The Chronology of Pleistocene Modern Humans in China, Korea, and Japan
CitationKeates, S. G. (2010). The chronology of Pleistocene modern humans in China, Korea, and Japan. Radiocarbon, 52(2), 428-465.
DescriptionFrom the 20th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Kona, Hawaii, USA, May 31-June 3, 2009.
AbstractThe chronological status of Pleistocene fossils of early modern humans in the People's Republic of China is based almost exclusively on indirect dating of the stratigraphic context and faunal and radiocarbon dating of associated or supposedly associated archaeological specimens. A similar pattern is observed in Korea and Japan. This paper examines the 14C and other dating techniques of early modern humans in East Asia to gain a more complete and up-to-date understanding of their chronology.