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Huanglong Cave (Pleistocene of China)

Also known as Huanglongdong

Where: Hubei, China (33.1° N, 110.2° E: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 110.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• local section has five layers, and "All the seven hominin teeth, all the stone artifacts and most of the animal fossils are derived from Layer 3"

•U-series dates from two rhinoceros teeth and stalagmites range from 79.4 +/- 6.3 ka to 103.7 +/- 1.6 ka but there is also an ESR date on a rhino tooth of 34.78 to 44.18 ka

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; red, silty claystone

• "Red silt clay layer... Two thin flowstone layers developed with a break. Below the flowstone layers there are isolated stalagmites which have no direct connection with the flowstone layer"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 2004, 2005, 2006; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying,

• "archaeological excavations were conducted... by the Hubei Province Institute of Archaeology" and the IVPP

Primary reference: W. Liu, X. Wu, S. Pei, X. Wu, and C. J. Norton. 2009. Huanglong Cave: A Late Pleistocene human fossil site in Hubei Province, China. Quaternary International [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 92787: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 29.11.2009

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