Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 380–383 | Cite as

Discovery of a Pliocene stone tool at Yuldan, Hebei Province

  • Yingjun Tang
  • Wanyong Chen
  • Chun Chen


The stone tool discovered at Danangou valley of Dongyaozitou village, Yuxian, is the earliest stone tool, the specimen is powerful evidence about ttie origin of the humah culture and the historical age from the ancient ape to the human being. According to the comprehensive studies about the strata, the age was considered to be of Pliocene (about 3 million years) and therefore, the discovery possessed great scientific and theoretical significance.


Yuxian Pliocene Palaeolith 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yingjun Tang
    • 1
  • Wanyong Chen
    • 1
  • Chun Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and PaleoanthropologyChinese Academy of SuencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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