This is a list of Paleolithic sites in China. They are sorted in chronological order from the earliest founding[clarification needed] to the latest:


This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (July 2018)
English name Chinese name Time Modern-day location
Shangchen 上陈(上陳) 2.12 MYA – 1.26 MYA Lantian County, Shaanxi
Bose Basin 博斯盆地 Guangxi of southern China
He County 和县(和縣) Anhui
Xihoudu 西侯渡 Shanxi
Yuanmou County 元谋县 Yunnan
Xiaochangliang 小长梁(小長梁) Nihewan Basin in Yangyuan County, Hebei
Zhoukoudian 周口店 Beijing
Yuchanyan Cave 玉蟾岩遗址 Dao County, Hunan
Xianren Cave 仙人洞 Dayuan Village, Wannian County, Jiangxi
Damaidi 大麦地(大麥地) Small village in Zhongwei, Ningxia, set amid the Weining Mountains on the north bend of the Yellow River
Guanyindong[1] 黔西观音洞遗址 Qianxi in the Chinese Province of Guizhou.

See also


  1. ^ Hu, Yue; Marwick, Ben; Zhang, Jia-Fu; Rui, Xue; Hou, Ya-Mei; Yue, Jian-Ping; Chen, Wen-Rong; Huang, Wei-Wen; Li, Bo (2018-11-19). "Late Middle Pleistocene Levallois stone-tool technology in southwest China". Nature. 565 (7737): 82–85. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0710-1. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 30455423.