ABOUT THIS BOOK
This major work, the result of collaboration among scholars who worked
at dozens of sites from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, is the
first volume in English to summarize the massive quantity of archaeological
data on the Paleolithic occupation of Siberia. Written by leading Russian
experts and edited by scholars including the late Demitri Shimkin, the
book presents the results of field studies conducted over some twenty-five
It traces the routes of human migration throughout Eurasia, shows Siberian
lithic industries as they evolved from the Early through the Middle and
Late Paleolithic, and correlates them with reports from Mongolia, China,
Japan, and America.
"A major, singular contribution. . . . Several more geographically
or temporally restricted texts exist, but none I've seen can match the
breadth or depth of this massive work."
-- John W. Olsen, coeditor of Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology
in the People's Republic of China
"A much needed work marked by uniformly high scholarship and clear
writing, this will be a standard reference of value for years to come."
-- J. M. Adovasio, Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute and Archaeology
Research Program, Mercyhurst College