The 3rd ASQUA Conference 2017

4 - 8 September 2017, Lotte City Hotel Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea

Call for Abstracts

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The Abstract Submission deadline is Friday 30th June 2017 and the online submission of abstracts will be available from Monday 13th March 2017.

Late submissions will be accepted, however there is no guarantee that late submissions will be reviewed.

To submit a late abstract, please email your submission to or Please include your abstract (maximum of 300 words) prepared using this Abstract template. as well as full contact details and biographies (max 50 words each) for all presenting authors.

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Abstract full papers will be published electronically on the conference website following the conclusion of the conference. Guidelines on full paper submission will be distributed, after your abstract is accepted.

- The deadline for presenters to pre-register is Friday 30th June 2017

Form of Full Abstracts :

All prospective participants are asked to submit an extended abstract in English (within 3 A4 pages). The abstract should include: title, authors’ names (capitalized family names), their institutions and addresses, and main-body of abstracts (see example below). The abstract should be submitted 1.5 spaced in 11-point, Times New Roman font, with 2.5 cm margins top, left and right, 2.0 cm bottom margin. Family names of the authors should be in capitals. The email of the corresponding author must be included on the abstract.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION : Preliminary Report on the Excavations of Shuidonggou Localities 3,4,5 in Ningxia (Times New Roman, Bold, Capitals Centered, 12)

1Geological Inst. SB RAS, 670047 Ulan-Ude,
2UIGGM SB RAS, 630090 Novosibirsk (Times New Roman, Italic, Centered, 12)

Attachment, MS Word compatible *.doc in format A4. Figures, references can be included (if necessary).

Abstract Sample :

Preliminary Report on the Excavations of Shuidonggou Localities 3,4,5 in Ningxia

WANG Huimin1*,PEIShuwen,MAXiaoling1,FENGXingwu2

1. Institute of Archeology of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Yinchuan 750001;
2. Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044 *

The Localities 3, 4 and 5, which distributed in the southwest margin of the Shuidonggou basin, are the important localities of Shuidonggou site. These localities were not formally excavated since discovered in 1923. The three localities were excavated from August to October 2004, as a salvage archeological project due to the construction of the diversion channel of Ningdong Heavy Chemical Base. The excavations exposed an area of about 80 m2. More than thousands of stone artifacts and ostrich egg fragments were excavated and collected from the three localities. The upper cultural layer and surface lithic assemblage: a total of 928 pieces (479 from surface and 347 from layer 6 of locality 4; 102 from upper layer and surface of localities 3, 5) of stone artifacts were excavated and collected from the localities 3, 4 and 5. More than 30% of blade and high percent of chert as the raw material is the main character. Preliminary analyses of retouched tools and technique as well as the stage of fossilization of ostrich egg fragments and extinction age of the ostrich in the region indicate that the lithic assemblage stage of localities 3, 4 and 5 can be put to the end Upper Paleolithic to early Lower Neolithic of China. The lower cultural layer lithic assemblage: about 85 pieces of stone artifacts were excavated from the layer 6 of the three localities, which seems more primitive in the cultural feature than the upper cultural layer by analyzing the type, morphology and technique of the stone artifacts. About 61.5% of the raw materials were dolomite, which shows similar to the Shuidonggou cultural of Upper Paleolithic in North China. Cores, flakes, blade and biface retouched tools are the main classes without typical microlith and levallois-style cores. The principal technique is direct hammer percussion with commonly core preparation, which the bipolar and soft-hammer percussion are seldom flaking technique.

Special Volume of Quaternary International

FULL PAPER SUBMISSIONS are a requirement for those who are willing to access to the Quaternary International-Special Volume (QI-SV). Details to link to the QI-SV will be announced at the end of conference and afterwards. the QI-SV will greatly enhance the Quateranry information sharing benefits and contribute to Quaternary Science in Asia and western Pacific Region.

Hosted By

The 3rd ASQUA 2017 conference co-hosted by the Korea Association for Quaternary Research (KOQUA) and the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM).

Co-organized By

The 3rd ASQUA 2017 conference co-organized by the the Korean Palaeolithic Society and the Korean Geomorphological Association and World Heritage Office, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province.

Key Dates:

    Conference Dates: 4-8 September 2017

    Regist ID: Open

    Registration Form: Open

    Full Program: Now Unavailable

    Registration Deadline: May 31, 2017
    Registration & abstract submission extended: June 30, 2017

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