Signs of an­cient hu­mans found on plateau

China Daily (Canada) - - TIBET -

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists have con­firmed hu­man ac­tiv­ity at an al­ti­tude of 4,000 me­ters on the Qing­haiTi­bet Plateau, dat­ing back more than 10,000 years. Ar­chae­ol­o­gists with Qing­hai Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity and Qing­hai ar­chae­o­log­i­cal re­search in­sti­tute dis­cov­ered a pre­his­toric layer of ash in Qing­hai’s Golog Ti­betan au­ton­o­mous pre­fec­ture in 2013. On Aug 1, Hou Guan­gliang of Qing­hai Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity con­firmed that the layer is residue of hu­man ac­tiv­ity. Dozens of stone tools were found at the same site, show­ing that pre­his­toric hu­mans lived, hunted and made tools in the harsh en­vi­ron­ment more than 10,000 years ago. It is the old­est ev­i­dence of hu­man ac­tiv­ity found above 4,000 me­ters on the plateau.

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