Stone Age

Thus, all that we do know about ancient archeology of China, is nothing more than a guide. He points to the need for further exploration, that – and this is a good reason – should lead to stronger evidence of the existence of hominids that lived in this country more than a million years ago. As for the time interval from 800-700 thousand years to 200 thousand years, then China recorded a completely reliable parking. Materials with them, leave no doubt belonging to the earliest stages of development of this part of the Asian continent, early forms of Homo erectus Pleistocene up to 500 thousand years. Controversial is the extreme antiquity (300-500 million years old), proposed for a large collection assembled at Mount Until in North Vietnam by Soviet archaeologists pi Boriskov-sky. He explained drevnepaleolitichesky age of the finds from the mountain before in his very good book on the Stone Age in Vietnam. But when he goes through those huge heavy flakes, it is unknown why repulsed by some even larger cores, there many questions. First, it affects the inappropriateness of such large pieces – after all, and work something their embarrassing.

To explore the cave Thami we went to the province of Lang Son. The cave is a shelter, stretching for a good 50 or more meters and divided distinctive limestone walls into several separate and cameras. Clearly visible deposits of middle Pleistocene epoch – a reddish, yellow or very red breed. In these 73 tightly cemented by time deposits with fine gravel included animal bones, for them there and carried out excavations. This is not an easy job, because the bones have to knock out for hours with metal crutches, wedges and hammers. Together with bones of animals are also found in the teeth of homo erectus. The finds were made in several other caves. Anthropologists point to a similarity of these teeth with the teeth Sinanthropus.

Thus, traces of Homo erectus in the caves of North Vietnam and neighboring Laos have repeatedly documented. Well, where is his gun? Alas! While authentic stone tools could not find any there, nor there. Single pebbles resembling a gun, showed me in Hanoi anthropologist, Nguyen Kim Thu. Much of an impression it produces. Maybe she has visited in the hands of the Vietnamese Sinanthropus, but he handled it is not enough Summarizing, You can say that the real, undisputed rannepaleoliticheskie finds in Java and in Indochina, which should show the true face of ancient south-eastern culture, still to come. May have played a role adverse the conservation of Quaternary deposits, including the ancient sites. All found in the best case is redeposited in the state. Therefore, the problem of ancestral rights are no longer associated with the South-East Asia, as it was thirty years ago.