A Tomb in the Ruins
A research team led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences has found pieces of stone artifacts, pottery sherds and animal bones in a village in Nyingchi, Tibet autonomous region. Two damaged graves were also found in the archeology site, with some weathered human remains jutting out, which show the evidence of the earliest signs of human activity in the highest-altitude landscape.
The team started the field study in October along Lhasa River, Niyang River and Yarlung Zangbo River, digging a total of 40 pits, with 24 of them showing records of human occupation.
Previously study showed that the hunter-gatherer humans were living on the margins of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau about 15,000 years ago. The recent study with human habitation in interior of the plateau might provide strong evidence for the plateau's cultural evolution.
The research team have found some stone tools
Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found more than 3,600 stone artifacts made from black slate at Nwya Devu, which is in the Changthang region of the Tibet autonomous region, about 300 kilometers northwest of the capital, Lhasa.
Most of the tools that were found underground were made around 30,000 to 40,000 years ago during the Stone Age. The toolmakers, whose identity remains a mystery, crafted blades and arrowlike flakes of stone, some of which are up to 20 centimeters long.
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