Problems of Archaeology, Ethnography, Anthropology of
Siberia and Neighboring Territories

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2017 Volume XXIII

УДК 903.2

Chronostratigraphic Research at the Tolbor-4 Site (Northern Mongolia)

Rybin E.P., Khatsenovich A.M., Gunchinsuren B., Paine С., Bolorbat Ts., Odsuren D., Zwyns N., Lkhundev G., Margad-Erdene G.

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The study of the multilayered site of Tolbor-4 in Northern Mongolia was resumed in 2017. The works were aimed at clarifying the stratigraphy of the site using the methods of micromorphology, as well as a new cycle of radiocarbon and OSL-dating. The exposed stratigraphic profile consisted of six lithological layers. One unit comprising layers 1-4 contained the complexes of the Late Upper Paleolithic. Layer 5 revealed the industries of the Initial and Early Upper Paleolithic. Two ostrich (Struthio) eggshell beads were found in layer 3. It was established that layer 4 underwent significant impact of solifluctional processes, and layer 5 was accumulated under much more stable depositional conditions.


Upper Paleolithic, Mongolia, stratigraphy, chronology

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