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Radiocarbon chronology of the earliest Neolithic sites in East Asia.

Yaroslav V Kuzmin, Charles T Keally

Abstract


The radiocarbon age of the earliest pottery from Russian Far East-Gromatukha and Osipovka cultures-is between around 13,300 BP and around 10,400 BP. This shows that the Amur River basin was one of the centers of origin of pottery in East Asia, at the end of the Pleistocene. Today, there are three areas within East Asia with pottery-associated (super 14) C dates between around 14,000 BP and 13,000 BP-Southern China, the Japanese Isles, and Russian Far East.

Keywords


eastern Asia;Amur Basin;Neolithic;Stone Age;China;artifacts;archaeology;archaeological sites;Holocene;Far East;Japan;correlation;Russian Far East;Russian Federation;Commonwealth of Independent States;Asia;Cenozoic;Quaternary;C 14;carbon;dates;isotopes;radioactive isotopes;absolute age

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