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Yang Shixia
   142 Xizhimenwai ST., Beijing, 100044, China
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Education and Appointments:

2018/1~                   Associate researcher, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Science

2018/01                   Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Humboldt Research Fellow

2017/07~2017/12    Assistant researcher, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Science

2015/07~2017.12    Postdoc fellow, Assistant researcher, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science

2010/09~2015/07   Ph.D. Natural Science (Paleontology and Stratigraphy), Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Science

2014/09~2015/04   Visiting Ph.D candidate in University of Bordeaux, France (supported by Sino-French  Program Cai Yuanpei)

2006/09~2010.06    B.A. Archaeology, Sun Yat-sen University

Research Interest:
 Paleolithic; East Asia; raw material sourcing; lithic technology; environmental adaptation


Public Services:


Seleted Publication:
Yang S X, Petraglia M D, Hou Y M, et al. The lithic assemblages of Donggutuo, Nihewan basin: Knapping skills of early Pleistocene hominins in North China. PLoS ONE, 2017, 12(9): e0185101.

Yang S X, Zhang Y X, Li Y Q, et al. Environmental change and raw material selection strategies at Taoshan: a terminal Late Pleistocene to Holocene site in northeastern China. Journal of Quaternary Science, 2017, 32(5): 553-563.

Yang S XHou Y M, Yue J P, et al. The lithic assemblages of Xiaochangliang, Nihewan Basin: Implications for Early Pleistocene hominin behaviour in North China. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(5): e0155793.

Yang S X, Hou Y M, Pelegrin J. A Late Acheulean Culture on the Chinese Loess Plateau: The techno-economic behavior of the Dingcun lithic industry. Quaternary International, 2016, 400: 73-85.

Yang S X, Zhang Y X, Zhu T Q, et al. Provenancing hornfels in the Dingcun industry: The exploitation of the vicinity source, Quaternary International, 2017, 32(5):533-563.

Yang S X, Huang W W, Hou Y M, et al. Is the Dingcun lithic assembly a “chopper-chopping tool industry”, or “Late Acheulian”? Quaternary International, 2014, 321: 3-11.

Yang S XHou Y M, Pelegrin J. Brief review of lithic experimental replication and its application to the knapping of hornfels artefacts. Acta Anthropologica Sinica, 2015, 34(4): 492-502. (in Chinese)

Hou Y M, Yang S X, Dong W, et al. Late Pleistocene representative sites in North China and their indication for evolutionary human behavior. Quaternary International, 2013, 295(8): 183-190.

Zhang J F, Huang W W, Hu Y, Yang S X, et al. Optical dating of flowstone and silty carbonate-rich sediments from Panxian Dadong Cave, Guizhou, southwestern China. Quaternary Geochronology, 2015, 30: 479-486.

Supported Projects:

2018/1-2019/12  Humboldt Research Foundation

2017/1-2019/12  Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (No. 41602021): Early human behaviors and Environmental Effects of Early Man Sites in the Nihewan Basin, North China.