"African genesis". The story of early man in Africa is told in this chart. Gray bars in the center represent fossil and tool-bearing sites: those on the left are Beds I and II at Olduvai Gorge in East Africa; those on the right side are South African caves. On the left hand edge of the diagram are absolute dates obtained from Beds I and II by the potassium-argon method. South African dates are known only by cross-checking animal fossils there with
"BA NA DI Burial Site: included pots with traces of the foods, usually rice or fish, they once contained and in many instances the severed left foreleg of an ox. The prominence of the buried individual is indicated by the bronze bracelet on the forearm."
"CoLoa: Bronze drumhead. On right are two persons pounding mortar and husking rice." "Discovered less than a year ago at Co Loa, a city-site on a tributary of the Red River, includes in its intricate decoration two bands of figures. The outer band depicts flying birds identified as crane-egrets. The inner band repeats a scene twice."
"Excavation at Ba Na Di, a small village site in northeastern Thailand, that was first occupied in about 1400 BC... Its inhabitants grew rice and raised pigs and cattle. They were also good potters and bronze casters who buried their dead in the same cememtery over a period of about 1000 years before abandoning their site."
"Front view of anthropomorphic figure from Geißenklösterle cave, level IIB. Near Blaubeuron, southern Germany. Height of object: 38 mm. Site: Large cave site located c. 50 m above valley floor at a broad curve in the Ach river valley, not far from Blaubeuron, Germany. Period: Aurignacian, 14C dates for this level range from c. 31,000 - 36,000 years B.P. (AMS dates on bone from archaeological level). This site was excavated by J. Hahn (Tübingen
"Hoabinhian" tools, the SEA early Holocene lithic assemblage (see H. R. van Heekeren 1972: Prehistory of Indonesia) Note: Southeast Asian archaeologists put the "Hoabinhian" in global and regional temporal frameworks by comparing with the Vietnamese and European chronologies. In trying to establish correlations with European archaeological phases, it was noted that artifacts thought to be characteristic of the Lower Paleolithic, "chopper-chopper tool
"Important archaeological sites in SE Asia range in age from hunter-gatherer hill sites, such as Spirit Cave and the early midden site of Khok Phanom Di that are 7,000 or more years old to first millemnium AD city sites, such as Oc Eo and Angkor that reflect Indian influences and international trade. The shaded region west of modern Hanoi is the hilly uplands of Hoa Binh province. There, numerous hunter-gatherer sites have given the name Hoabinhian