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In the News (Wed 17 Jul 19)

  
 Research  Resources
Some Late Pleistocene stone tools resemble those of the Middle period, namely choppers and chopping tools, but Late period artifacts such as the Epi-Palaeolithic also include perforated pebbles, discoid choppers, small black chert and quartzite flakes, pottery (perhaps used for cooking wild rice), bone/antler arrowheads and harpoons (Lu 1998; MacNeish and Libby 1995).
Later, the famous Shaobei Reservoir was built in 613-591 B.C. on the middle Huai River, the Twelve Canals diverting the Zhang River was dug in 422 B.C., the Dujiang Weir was built in 256 B.C., and the Zhengguoqu Canal was dug in 246 B.C., each irrigating an area of 67,000 hectares.
As Sato (1996) suggests the shift from perennial rufipogon to annual japonica occurred in annually disturbed habitats at the wetland edges where water-levels were maintained by monsoon wet-dry seasonal shifts, the area around Dongting Lake on the middle Yangtze River is ideal.
www.carleton.ca /~bgordon/Rice/research__resources.htm

  
 John Hover - Thesis Part 2
Isaac (1972:54-56) describes the pattern of change between the Middle Pleistocene and the Upper Pleistocene as one of a shift from a low-density "walking pattern" to one of fine-grained differentiation with more evidence of complex structure in human subsistence activity.
However, contrary to Binford, there is evidence for extensive foresight and planning in the Middle Pleistocene.
The issue is not whether Middle Paleolithic hominids could 'plan ahead', it is how structured, and thus how powerful, that planning was.
www.sinc.sunysb.edu /Stu/jhover/thesis/section2c.htm   (2472 words)

  
 GEOMORPHOLOGIC ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF STAGES 5 AND 4 PALEOCLIMATES AND MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC OCCUPATIONS IN JORDAN
Part of the problem faced in the recording of evidence for the Middle Paleolithic lies in the occurrence of intense tectonic, alluvial, colluvial and eolian processes during the Upper Pleistocene, Terminal Pleistocene and Holocene.
The Middle Paleolithic and its transition to the Upper Paleolithic is a critical time for understanding the coexistence between Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans in Southwestern Asia.
This paper addresses problems and possibilities for Middle Paleolithic archaeological and paleoenvironmental research on the edge of the Jordanian plateau facing the Dead Sea Rift and in the paleolake basins in the deserts of the Central Plateau.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_74935.htm   (430 words)

  
 Coralline algae from the Kakana Formation (Middle Pliocene) of Car Nicobar Island, India and their implications in biostratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and palaeobathymetry
However, articulated coralline genera Amphiroa and Arthrocardia represented in the algal assemblage of Kakana Formation are known to occur since Middle Cretaceous and continue in the Pliocene/Pleistocene
suganum from the Middle Andaman and fragments of Lithothamnion from the foraminiferal limestone of Hut Bay, Little Andaman and Wilson Island (Ritchie’s Archipelago).
Occurrence of Porolithon in the present assemblage is significant as the genus appeared during the Pliocene and did not occur abundantly before the Pleistocene.
www.iisc.ernet.in /currsci/jun10/articles27.htm   (430 words)

  
 Field Trip To Pleistocene Lake Manix, Mojave Desert, California
Specimens of the Tui Chub and Three-spine stickleback, while found scattered throughout the fine silts and sands of the upper half of the Manix Formation, are often concentrated in the middle of the sedimentary section in strata roughly 290 thousand years old.
The fossil mammal bones from the Pleistocene exposures were discovered sometime in the early 1900s by John T. Reed of San Bernardino, California.
The older of the two lakes disappeared, they concluded, due to desiccation, while the younger body of water vanished--as Buwalda had claimed many years before, when the overflow channel at Afton Canyon was eventually downcut enough to allow the ancestral Mojave River to flow freely across the land, draining the lake.
members.aol.com /Waucoba5/manix/manixlake.html   (430 words)

  
 PreHistory
This study of the cultures of the peoples of the Upper Pleistocene is intended to compare the cultural achievements of the European Upper Paleolithic people with those of their Middle Paleolithic predecessors and their later Mesolithic descendants.
The middle Paleolithic drew to a close with the cultural innovations of modern Homo sapiens sapiens.
By the late Middle Paleolithic, there are more of these short haul trade routes in evidence as well as a few in Germany which extend over two hundred miles.
www.medievalhistory.net /pag00013.htm   (3000 words)

  
 Polish geology journals, bulletins, more for sale :
Correlation of Middle Pleistocene ice-dam lacustrine sediments in lower Vistula and lower Elbe regions
Biostratigraphic correlation of Middle oxfordian sediments in Iberian Chain, eastern Spain.
Middle Cambrian trilobites and stratigraphy in Holy Cross mts.
www.woodenski.com /2neat/international/poland.htm   (2497 words)

  
 Wallertheim Horizon D : an Example of high Resolution Archaeology in the Middle Paleolithic — MARS
Archaeology and Middle Pleistocene Stratigraphy : The Case of Maastricht-Belvédère (NL)
Lithic reduction and Hominid behavior in the Middle Paleolithic of the Rhineland
Middle Paleolithic Subsistence in the Central Rhine Valley
www.naturalsciences.be /mars/litterature/bibliography/rbins-praehistory/Conard1996/view   (620 words)

  
 Zinken: [03] Middle Palaeolithic [03] Middle Paleolithic
This paper examines claims for Middle and Lower Palaeolithic finds from Scandinavia, within the context of the geological history of the area, where glaciers repeatedly modified Pleistocene landscapes.
They were archaic members of the human family, robust with heavy brow ridges and forward-projecting faces, who lived in Europe and western Asia from at least 250,000 years ago until they vanished from the fossil record about 28,000 years ago...
The tooth was found in Crvena Stijena (Red Cliff) and "belonged to Neanderthal man," Zvezdana Lucic, director of the museum in the north-western town of Niksic, told reporters...
zinken.typepad.com /palaeo/03_middle_palaeolithic_03_middle_paleolithic   (2079 words)

  
 Glossary
The period of transition between the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic, with persistence of the old Palaeolithic hunting and collecting way of life in the new environment created by the withdrawal of the Pleistocene ice sheets around 8300 B.C. Glacial flora and fauna were replaced by modern forms, but agriculture was still unknown.
A middle Neolithic culture of Eastern Romania and Bulgaria, c.
If the term Neolithic is to be retained at all, it must be based on the appeareance of food production, sometimes called the Neolithic revolution, commencing in southwest Asia 9000-6000 B.C. This might be considered the most important single advance ever made by man, since it allowed him to settle permanently in one spot.
archweb.cimec.ro /Arheologie/arch/terms.htm   (2079 words)

  
 ABC Science - Australian Beasts- Why the beasts died
There is great debate as to why we no longer have the Pleistocene megafauna with us today.
Some argue that the interglacial we are currently in the middle of is no different from previous interglacial periods, times when megafauna persisted unabated.
We may never know what killed the megafauna but their passing is a salient reminder that the tenure of all species on Australia or any other part of the Earth is always a temporary one.
www.abc.net.au /science/ausbeasts/extinction.htm   (197 words)

  
 The Pleistocene Redemption by Dan Gallagher
The Yetis at Pleistocene Park are eventually all killed (off stage) by the Cro-Magnons, for reasons that elude me. Well, actually, I suppose it's to show that Cro-Magnons are Really Tough Dudes, but actually, you could have subtracted the Yetis entirely from the book without making a single substantive change to the story.
We've recreated pleistocene megafauna from preserved genetic material found in cave, sinkholes, frozen in ice, and so on, all over the world.
Anyway, the United States decides to rescue everyone from Pleistocene Park, so they send the space shuttle filled with combat troops, in what has to be one of the more laughable sequences in the history of military fiction.
www.sff.net /people/doylemacdonald/r_tpr.htm   (5045 words)

  
 Environmental History of the Southwest Study Guide #2
Describe the vegetation and climate for each of the following: Late Pleistocene, Early Holocene, Middle Holocene, and Late Holocene.
Discuss the pros and cons of the climate change and human impact hypotheses to the extinction of megafauna at the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary.
Discuss the hypothesis that the extinction of megafauna was a combination of effects.
www.ltrr.arizona.edu /geos220/study/study22003.html   (694 words)

  
 GreenBooks.TheOneRing.net™ Special Guest The Science of Middle-earth: The Kine of Araw
Back in what palaeontologists call the Middle Pleistocene, 750,000 years ago or thereabouts, the typical large ungulate in Britain was an odd kind of tall bison with spindly legs.
About half a million years ago there was a truly terrific glacial episode, in which the advancing Ice Sheet displaced the more northerly-flowing Thames into its present course, rearranging the landscape of Britain and opening the way to a long period of warmth and a whole new range of animals.
None now survive, but at various times in the past million years, Britain was home to enormous herds of bison to rival anything on the Great Plains, as well as gazelles, saiga, musk oxen and aurochs -- which brings me to the subject of this column.
greenbooks.theonering.net /guest/files/012005.html   (1411 words)

  
 GreenBooks.TheOneRing.net™ Special Guest The Science of Middle-earth: The Kine of Araw
Back in what palaeontologists call the Middle Pleistocene, 750,000 years ago or thereabouts, the typical large ungulate in Britain was an odd kind of tall bison with spindly legs.
About half a million years ago there was a truly terrific glacial episode, in which the advancing Ice Sheet displaced the more northerly-flowing Thames into its present course, rearranging the landscape of Britain and opening the way to a long period of warmth and a whole new range of animals.
None now survive, but at various times in the past million years, Britain was home to enormous herds of bison to rival anything on the Great Plains, as well as gazelles, saiga, musk oxen and aurochs -- which brings me to the subject of this column.
greenbooks.theonering.net /guest/files/012005.html   (1411 words)

  
 New Evidence on the Antiquity of Piltdown Man
Any such post-Villafranchian elements might theoretically be of first interglacial age (when according to Hopwood's terminology the "Middle Pleistocene" fauna began to appear); of great interglacial age (that is, Middle Pleistocene of all authors), or of last interglacial age (that is, early Upper Pleistocene of some authors, late Middle Pleistocene of others).
Since distinctively Cromerian forms are absent and as there are indications that the deposit has been repeatedly re-worked, the post-Villafranchian material is probably partly Middle and partly Upper Pleistocene.
The question of the precise geological age of the Piltdown gravel is open to further inquiry, but taking the balance of available evidence, Eoanthropus may be provisionally referred to the last warm interglacial period (Riss-Würm interglacial; that is, early Upper Pleistocene, although here it should be noted that some authorities count Russ-Würm as Middle Pleistocene).
www.clarku.edu /~piltdown/map_expose/new_eviden_antiq_pilt.html   (1411 words)

  
 KG Dlussky - List of Publications
( 2001) Interregional correlation of loess-soil-cryogenic and glacial series of the East European Plain In: The Ukraine Quaternary Explored: the Middle and Upper Pleistocene of the Middle Dnieper Area and its importance for the East-West correlation.
( 2001) Diagnostics of the Middle and Late Pleistocene soil formation in the central East European Plain In: The Ukraine Quaternary Explored: the Middle and Upper Pleistocene of the Middle Dnieper Area and its importance for the East-West correlation.
( 1998) Permafrost history during the middle and upper Pleistocene, Moscow-Oka region of the Russian Plain.
www.ualberta.ca /~kdlussky/Listpub.htm   (1411 words)

  
 KG Dlussky - List of Publications
(2001) Diagnostics of the Middle and Late Pleistocene soil formation in the central East European Plain In: The Ukraine Quaternary Explored: the Middle and Upper Pleistocene of the Middle Dnieper Area and its importance for the East-West correlation.
(2001) Interregional correlation of loess-soil-cryogenic and glacial series of the East European Plain In: The Ukraine Quaternary Explored: the Middle and Upper Pleistocene of the Middle Dnieper Area and its importance for the East-West correlation.
Velichko A, Morozova T, Zelikson E, Borisova O, Gribchenko Yu, Nechaev V, Dlussky C, Pisareva V (2002e) Climatic macrocycles of the Central East European Plain through the last 500 thousand years In: Upper Pliocene and Pleistocene of the Southern Urals region and its significance for correlation of the eastern and western parts of Europe.
www.ualberta.ca /~kdlussky/Listpub.htm   (1400 words)

  
 EuroMam Future activities 1997
Furthermore, the possibilities to propose a Global boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the Middle to Late Pleistocene boundary are investigated, corresponding to the maximum of the (Eemian) marine transgression as the primary marker event.
The intention of the project was promoted by the INQUA-Commission on Stratigraphy in the light of the discussion on the Quaternary stratigraphic boundaries (the Plio/Pleistocene as well as the Lower/Middle and Middle/Upper Pleistocene boundary).
The Commission was of the opinion that for defining the lower boundary of the Upper Pleistocene detailed information from the type area of the Eemian is essential and contacted the National Geological Survey.
euromam.leidenuniv.nl /nieuwsbrief/1997/97future.htm   (1040 words)

  
 Fathom :: The Source for Online Learning
This river ceased to flow in the Middle Pleistocene due to ice advances, so if we find its deposits we know we are dealing with early middle Pleistocene occupation, at least.
Furthermore, in the early middle Pleistocene (prior to about 600,000 years ago) there was a huge river system--the Bytham River--running from the Midlands across East Anglia into what is now the North Sea.
The central purpose of the programme is to provide a detailed settlement history of Britain over at least a 500,000 year period.
www.fathom.com /feature/190260   (1040 words)

  
 Sektion 3 - Datierungen und Isotopenhydrologie - Projekte
to reconstruct the vegetation and the palaeoclimatic history of the Middle and Upper Pleistocene interglacial periods on the Russian Plain, in Western Siberia, Belarus and Lithuania based on palaeontological, stratigraphical and geochronological investi-gations from the reference sections.
Chronology and Paleoclimatology of Middle and Upper Pleistocene Terrestrial Deposits between East European Plain and Siberia
to establish a reliable absolute chronology of the Middle and Upper Pleistocene interglacials between East-European Plain and Siberia by dating of organic-rich interglacial matter like peat and gyttja by radiometric and TIMS 230 Th/U method and the overlying and underlying sands and/or aleurites by luminescence dating methods.
www.gga-hannover.de /forschung/gga_sekt/s3/projekte/siberien.htm   (168 words)

  
 Participants
The Acheulean in the Middle Awash, here discussed for the first time, covers the period of the earlier biface occurrences between 1.1 to > 0.65 kyr in the lower Pleistocene, the technologies of the earlier middle Pleistocene and those of the later Acheulean in the late middle Pleistocene more than 320 kyr.
Archaeologists and lithic typologists have identified the Acheulean by the presence of bifaces.
Broad geographic similarities in biface morphological form-handaxes and cleavers-have traditionally been interpreted to be the consequence of hominid "mental template." In contrast, recent studies have argued that biface forms result from a combination of functional aspects and physical properties of available raw materials.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~hdibble/particip.htm   (1302 words)

  
 U. of Akron, Geology, Sasowsky, leslyabs
Age of Qt1 be is estimated as at least Middle Middle Pleistocene to Early Pleistocene by correlation of soil physical properties on Qt1 be to soil chronosequences developed for Susquehanna River alluvial terraces, further downstream.
Early Pleistocene ice dammed the northeast flowing West Branch Susquehanna River at Williamsport, forming Glacial Lake Lesley, a 100-km-long proglacial lake.
Ramage, J.M., Gardner, T.W., and Sasowsky, I.D., 1998, Early Pleistocene glacial Lake Lesley, West Branch Susquehanna River Valley, Central Pennsylvania: Geomorphology, v.22, no. 1, p.
www.uakron.edu /geology/facpages/ids/leslyabs.html   (418 words)

  
 REFERENCES
Compositional variation in depositional sequences of the upper part of the Kazusa Group, a middle Pleistocene forearc basin fill in the Boso Peninsula, Japan.
Millennial- to decadal-scale fluctuation in the paleo-Kuroshio Current documented in the middle Pleistocene shelf succession on the Boso Peninsula, Japan.
Sandy contourites of the lower Kazusa Group in the Boso Peninsula, Japan: Kuroshio-Current-influenced deep-sea sedimentation in a Plio-Pleistocene forearc basin.
www-odp.tamu.edu /publications/190196SR/206/206_9.htm   (418 words)

  
 Glossary &c.
Middle Pleistocene from the base of the Brunhes Paleomagnetic Epoch to the beginning of the Riss-Würm Interglacial Episode (about 130-125kya).
The Altonian short interglacial occurring during the middle of Wisconsinan, followed by Woodfordian.
Upper or Late Pleistocene from the beginning of the Riss-Würm Interglacial Episode to the beginning of the Holocene (about 12kya, the end of the Würm Glaciation).
interglacial.org /conseq3.htm   (418 words)

  
 Post-Congress Trip 411. Cordilleran Ice Sheet Glaciation of Puget and Fraser...
TL, and amino acid chronology of the middle Pleistocene Cordilleran Ice Sheet (CIS) in the Puget Lowland; type locality of the pre-Sangamon Double Bluff Glaciation and Whidbey Interglaciation (Sangamon); detailed
Ice marginal relationships of the CIS to North Cascades alpine glaciation; chronology of the CIS in the southern Puget Lowland; Pleistocene alpine glaciation of the Cascade Range.
C chronology of multiple readvances of the CIS during the late Allerod and Younger Dryas; post-ice sheet, long, valley glaciers in the North Cascades, correlations between the CIS and late Pleistocene Cascade alpine glaciers.
inqua2003.dri.edu /B2_itinerary.htm   (284 words)

  
 Basalt_legen.doc
Oldest terrace alluvium of Capital Creek (middle or early Pleistocene)—Consists of stream alluvium underlying the terrace that forms McCartney Mesa.
Older terrace alluvium (late and middle Pleistocene)—Includes deposits of stream alluvium in a terrace in N½SW¼ Sec.
Terrace Alluvium of Capital Creek Younger terrace alluvium of Capital Creek (late Pleistocene)—Chiefly stream alluvium underlying terraces from about 15 to 70 ft above Capital Creek.
geosurvey.state.co.us /pubs/gis_data/mapping/Basalt_legen.doc   (284 words)

  
 Search Tuna Report for Holocene
Tertiary sub-era Quaternary sub-era Neogene period Miocene Pliocene Pleistocene Holocene Aquitanian Burdigalian Langhian Serravallian Tortonian Messinian Zanclean Piacenzian Gelasian Lower Middle Upper Geology Continental motions are negligible over a span of only 10,000 years less than a kilometer....
Tertiary sub-era Quaternary sub-era Neogene period Miocene Pliocene Pleistocene Holocene Aquitanian Burdigalian Langhian Serravallian Tortonian Messinian Zanclean Piacenzian Gelasian Lower Middle Upper Contents 1 Geology 2 Climate 3 Human developments 4 See also edit Geology Continental motions are negligible over a span of only 10,000 years less than a kilometer....
The Holocene starts late in the retreat of the Pleistocene glaciers....
www.searchtuna.com /ftlive2/3243.html   (2310 words)

  
 Search Tuna Report for Holocene
Tertiary sub-era Quaternary sub-era Neogene period Miocene Pliocene Pleistocene Holocene Aquitanian Burdigalian Langhian Serravallian Tortonian Messinian Zanclean Piacenzian Gelasian Lower Middle Upper Geology Continental motions are negligible over a span of only 10,000 years less than a kilometer....
Tertiary sub-era Quaternary sub-era Neogene period Miocene Pliocene Pleistocene Holocene Aquitanian Burdigalian Langhian Serravallian Tortonian Messinian Zanclean Piacenzian Gelasian Lower Middle Upper Contents 1 Geology 2 Climate 3 Human developments 4 See also edit Geology Continental motions are negligible over a span of only 10,000 years less than a kilometer....
The Holocene starts late in the retreat of the Pleistocene glaciers....
searchtuna.com /ftlive2/3243.html   (2310 words)

  
 Tansen Chapter Three - The Siwalik Group
The Siwaliks of the Nepal is 5-6Km in thickness and is composed mainly of fluvial deposits of the Middle Miocene to Early Pleistocene epoch, containing vertebrate fossils.
The Siwaliks is composed of mainly fluvial sediments of Middle Miocene to Early Pleistocene epochs.
The Lower Siwaliks (Lower Member of Arung Khola Formation and Middle Member of Arung Khola Formation) the rock is calcareous and it is supposed that this sediments were carried out from the Tibetan-Tethys Himalayas.
www.geocities.com /himalayangeology/reports/Tansen/repTanChpThr.html   (2310 words)

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