• A 115,000-year-old expedient bone technology at Lingjing, Henan, China 

      Doyon, Luc; Li, Z; Wang, H; Geis, L; d'Errico, Francesco (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Activities attested since at least 2.6 Myr, such as stone knapping, marrow extraction, and woodworking may have allowed early hominins to recognize the technological potential of discarded skeletal remains and equipped ...
    • Engraved bones from the archaic hominin site of Lingjing,Henan Province 

      Li, Zhanyang; Doyon, Luc; Li, Hao; Wang, Quiang; Zhang, zhongqiang; Zhao, Qingpo; d'Errico, Francesco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The production of abstract engravings is considered an indicator of modern human cognition and a means for the long-term recording and transmission of information. This article reports the discovery of two engraved bones ...
    • A Palaeolithic bird figurine from the Lingjing site, Henan, China 

      Li, Z; Doyon, Luc; Fang, Hui; Ledevin, Ronan; Queffelec, Alain; Raguin, Emilie; d'Errico, Francesco (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-10)
      The recent identification of cave paintings dated to 42–40 ka BP in Borneo and Sulawesi highlights the antiquity of painted representations in this region. However, no instances of three-dimensional portable art, well ...
    • Zhoukoudian Upper Cave personal ornaments and ochre: Rediscovery and reevaluation 

      d'Errico, Francesco; Pitarch Martí, Africa; Wei, Yi; Gao, Xing; Vanhaeren, Marian; Doyon, Luc (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Personal ornaments have become a key cultural proxy to investigate cognitive evolution, modern human dispersal, and population dynamics. Here, we reassess personal ornaments found at Zhoukoudian Upper Cave and compare them ...