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Archaeologists Discover Features Indicating 40,000-Year-Old Cultural Settlement in Northern China

Archaeologists from the  Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany , have found a unique 40,000-year-old cultural site at Xiamabei in the Nihewan Basin in Northern China. They have discovered blade-like stone tools and ochre (a natural clay earth pigment) stains and processing units during archaeological excavations. Xiamabei has been one of the favourite archaeological sites for researchers as it contains cultural features and evidence showing  human evolution . It is different from other archaeological sites as it has a rich history of hybridization and human development in Eastern Asia. Image credit: Pixabay Cultural Features at Xiamabei “The ability of hominins to live in northern latitudes, with cold and highly seasonal environments, was likely facilitated by the evolution of culture in the form of economic, social and symbolic adaptations,” said Dr Shixia Yang , a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of

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