Geological and Geomorphological Environment in Shuilian Cave Area, Pingshan County,Hebei Province

  • 1. Hebei Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Ecological Construction, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050016;
    2. Shijiazhuang University of Economics, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050031

Received date: 2009-12-19

  Revised date: 2010-03-19

  Online published: 2010-07-20


A paleoanthropological site was discovered in the Shuilian cave which is behind the Jiutianmuyu waterfall of Huhushui ecological spot, Southwest Pingshan County, Hebei Province. A lot of animal bone fossils and stone implements were dug out in ash layers which were the vestiges of the ancients. Study on geological-geomorphological evolution, fossils, stones and pollen analysis indicated roughlly that the ancients were lived in the period of the late Palaeolithic Age about 30 kyr B.P. probably. Pollen analysis reflected further that the climate was mildness in the period of the ancients living. The investigation in and around the cave showed that Shuilian cave was formed in tectonic quiet periods during the Middle and Late Pleistocene, which provided a good place for ancients to exist and live in. It was probably that the ancients lived in this area from the late Pleistocene and migrated to other place while the caves broken during the early Holocene.

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HUANG Hua-fang, LI Zhi-guang, WANG Jian, XU Qinghai . Geological and Geomorphological Environment in Shuilian Cave Area, Pingshan County,Hebei Province[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2010 , 30(4) : 630 -635 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2010.04.630


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