HU Songmei, LI Baoguo
Abstract: A large quantity of animal bones were unearthed at the Neolithic Guantaoyuan site in Baoji city,Shaanxi province, China. These faunal remains were systematically collected according to the archaeological units at the site,and at least 26 species have been identified. The skulls of Rhinopithecus roxellana have been unearthed for the first time from ash pits,dating to the pre-Yangshao culture-the Lower Beishouling phase (7300- 7000 BP.) and the Guantaoyuan type (7500-7300 BP. ). This discovery also marks the northernmost distribution of this species in China.This article discusses the significance of the discovery in archaeology and animal evolution.
Guantaoyuan in Baoji,
Neolithic archaeological site,
Skulls of Sichuan snub-nosed monkey
胡松梅,李保国. 中国宝鸡关桃园新石器遗址中发现的金丝猴头骨及其意义[J]. .
HU Songmei, LI Baoguo. Skulls of Rhinopithecus roxellana discovered from the Guantaoyuan Neolithic archaeological site in Baoji and their significance[J]. .