Shantingtung

Shantingtung

 

(Chinese, “upper cave”), the site of a Late Paleolithic settlement, located at the railroad station of Chouk’-outien, about 45 km from Peking. The items found at Shanting-tung include the bones of Neoanthropinae (the Shantingtung man) and stone and bone implements. The Shantingtung man’s chief occupations were fishing, gathering, and hunting. A burial site attests to the existence of religious beliefs. The skulls found at Shantingtung are characterized by indistinct differentiation of racial features. In general they exhibit some Mongoloid characteristics, such as a tendency toward a broad nose and alveolar prognathism.

REFERENCE

Cheboksarov, N. N. Osnovnye etapy formirovaniia antropologicheskogo sostava naseleniia Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow, 1964.