This book represents the first comprehensive attempt to bring to western scholarship the great advances made in Paleolithic archaeology and palaeoanthropology in the People’s Republic of China. The 15 chapters are devoted to a historical overview of past and recent studies, the development of chronological frameworks, the composition and stratigraphy of vertebrate fauna, the pongid and hominid palaeontological records, and Pleistocene prehistoric archaeology. Maps, illustrations and tables illustrate the materials presented here.
"It is a pleasure and privilege to congratulate the editors and contributors to this volume for making available to a worldwide audience such a broad ranging overview of the accomplishments and status of researches into the human past of China." From the Foreword by F. Clark Howells
"An excellent source of Paleolithic archaeology data from China.well written text." Dental Anthropology Newsletter, 1987