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Magnetostratigraphic evidence of a mid-Pliocene onset of the Nihewan Formation - implications for early fauna and hominid occupation in the Nihewan Basin, North China
Ao, H (Ao, Hong)[ 1 ]; Dekkers, MJ (Dekkers, Mark J.)[ 2 ]; An, ZS (An, Zhisheng)[ 1 ]; Xiao, GQ (Xiao, Guoqiao)[ 3 ]; Li, YX (Li, Yongxiang)[ 4 ]; Zhao, H (Zhao, Hui)[ 1 ]; Qiang, XK (Qiang, Xiaoke)[ 1 ]; Chang, H (Chang, Hong)[ 1 ]; Chang, QF (Chang, Qiufang)[ 1 ]; Wu, DC (Wu, Dacheng)[ 5 ]
2013-01-03
Source PublicationQuaternary Science Reviews
Volume59Pages:30-42
Subtype期刊论文
Abstract

The fluvio-lacustrine sediments in the Nihewan Basin of North China, known as the Nihewan Formation, are well-known for an abundance of Early Pleistocene mammalian fossils (known as the Nihewan Fauna sensu lato) and Paleolithic sites. The age at which the sedimentation started is thus crucial for our understanding of early fauna and hominid occupation and infilling history of the basin, but it is poorly constrained to date. Here we report on a detailed paleomagnetic investigation of the Yangshuizhan section that crops out in the northeastern Nihewan Basin, supplemented by rock magnetic analyses into the carriers of the natural remanent magnetization. Magnetite and hematite are shown to be the main carriers of the characteristic remanent magnetization. Magnetostratigraphic correlation to the geomagnetic polarity timescale indicates that the onset of the Nihewan Formation in this section occurs at ∼3.7 Ma, just below the Gilbert-Gauss boundary and ca 1-Myr earlier than previously established evidence. This pushes the lower limit of the Nihewan Formation back in time from very late Pliocene (<2.8 Ma) to (at least) the mid-Pliocene. Combining the previously established magnetostratigraphic data with the present study, we arrive at a better understanding of the chronological framework and spatio-temporal history of the deposition of the terrestrial Nihewan Formation. Furthermore, it provides new perspectives of early fauna and hominid occupation in the Nihewan Basin.

KeywordMagnetostratigraphy Nihewan Formation Nihewan Fauna Hominid Occupation Nihewan Basin
DOI10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.025
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Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/9887
Collection古环境研究室
Corresponding AuthorAo, H (Ao, Hong)[ 1 ]
Affiliation1.State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710075, China;
2.Paleomagnetic Laboratory ‘Fort Hoofddijk’, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Budapestlaan 17, 3584 CD Utrecht, The Netherlands;
3.State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China;
4.Institute of Cenozoic Geology and Environment, State Key Laboratory of Continental Dynamics, Department of Geology, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069, China;
5.Research Institute of Exploration and Development, Tarim Oilfield Company, Korla 841000, China
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Ao, H ,Dekkers, MJ ,An, ZS ,et al. Magnetostratigraphic evidence of a mid-Pliocene onset of the Nihewan Formation - implications for early fauna and hominid occupation in the Nihewan Basin, North China[J]. Quaternary Science Reviews,2013,59:30-42.
APA Ao, H .,Dekkers, MJ .,An, ZS .,Xiao, GQ .,Li, YX .,...&Wu, DC .(2013).Magnetostratigraphic evidence of a mid-Pliocene onset of the Nihewan Formation - implications for early fauna and hominid occupation in the Nihewan Basin, North China.Quaternary Science Reviews,59,30-42.
MLA Ao, H ,et al."Magnetostratigraphic evidence of a mid-Pliocene onset of the Nihewan Formation - implications for early fauna and hominid occupation in the Nihewan Basin, North China".Quaternary Science Reviews 59(2013):30-42.
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