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Article: Optical dating of Tibetan human hand- and footprints: An implication for the palaeoenvironment of the last glaciation of the Tibetan Plateau

TitleOptical dating of Tibetan human hand- and footprints: An implication for the palaeoenvironment of the last glaciation of the Tibetan Plateau
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Issue Date2002
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Geophysical Research Letters, 2002, v. 29 n. 5, p. 16-1-16-3 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Tibetan Plateau is a cold and arid environment with poor archaeological finds. It is generally assumed to have been covered by ice sheet during the last ice age. Nineteen handprints and footprints of Homo sapiens on hot spring travertine and the remnant of a fireplace have been found at an elevation of 4200 m on the Tibetan Plateau. Based on the optically stimulated luminescence of quartz extracted from samples of the baked and unheated travertine, the age of the prints and the fireplace are around 20,000. These finds suggest that there were humans living in this area around the time of the last glacial maximum (LGM), and that the ice sheet did not cover the entire Tibetan Plateau at this time.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151085
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, DDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, SHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:16:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:16:55Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters, 2002, v. 29 n. 5, p. 16-1-16-3en_HK
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151085-
dc.description.abstractThe Tibetan Plateau is a cold and arid environment with poor archaeological finds. It is generally assumed to have been covered by ice sheet during the last ice age. Nineteen handprints and footprints of Homo sapiens on hot spring travertine and the remnant of a fireplace have been found at an elevation of 4200 m on the Tibetan Plateau. Based on the optically stimulated luminescence of quartz extracted from samples of the baked and unheated travertine, the age of the prints and the fireplace are around 20,000. These finds suggest that there were humans living in this area around the time of the last glacial maximum (LGM), and that the ice sheet did not cover the entire Tibetan Plateau at this time.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGeophysical Research Lettersen_HK
dc.rightsGeophysical Research Letters. Copyright © American Geophysical Union.-
dc.titleOptical dating of Tibetan human hand- and footprints: An implication for the palaeoenvironment of the last glaciation of the Tibetan Plateauen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailZhang, DD: zhangd@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLi, SH: shli@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2001GL013749-
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dc.identifier.volume29en_HK
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