Paleolithic site found in east China's Shandong

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Archaeologists have found a Paleolithic site at the lower reaches of the Bashan Reservoir in Yishui County of east China's Shandong Province, according to the provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology.

They said that the site which is located 300 meters downstream of the flood discharge gate of the reservoir could be from the middle or late Paleolithic period. According to the collected fossils and stone product specimens, the experts roughly deduced that the site could date back about 30,000 to 50,000 years.

The site contains many animal fossils, flints and quartz products, according to the provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology.

The fossils are mostly large vertebrate paleontology, antlers, and cattle teeth, among others. The stone products include stone cores, stone chips and scrapers.

Based on these stone tools, it can be determined that this site contains not only paleontological fossils, but also evidence of early human life, dwellings, and chipped stone tools. The discovery is of great significance to the study of ancient human activities in Shandong, according to the institute. 

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