Zhanyang Li

Li Zhanyang (李占扬)is a professor in Shandong University and aPh. D. student advisor. He is also a member ofChineseSociety ofVertebratePaleontology, an Archaeological LeaderofNational BureauofCulturalRelics, an Excellent Expert of NationalMinistry of Culture. He has received an individual second-class merit and specialgovernmentallowance. From 1993 to 1997, he took in charge of survey, excavation and research ondinosaur egg fossilsin Xixia Basin, Henan Province, discovering andidentifyingtens of thousands ofdinosaur egg fossils. This find was selected as one of Top 10 Technological News all the world in 1993. From 2005 to 2018, he has conducted archaeological excavations of Lingjing Xuchang Man site.Twohuman crania and bones of 5 individuals from about 100ka were uncovered from excavations, which became one of“Top 10 Advances in Chinese Science in 2017”,“Top 10 Advances in ChinesePaleontologyin 2017”and“Top 10 New Archaeological Finds of China in 2007”. In 2017, Professor Li Zhanyang organized the first archaeological team on origins of modern human and carried out archaeological excavations and surveys in Kenya, east Africa. So far, he has published more than 80 academic papers on peer-reviewed journals at home and abroad and also published 6 academic monographs and popular science books. In March 2017, he published a paper titled with“Late Pleistocene archaic human crania from Xuchang, China” onScienceas first author, which had great academic influences on academia all over the world.


Li Zhanyang, Wu Xiujie, Zhou Liping, et al.Late Pleistocene Archaic Human Crania from Xuchang, China. Science,2017,355:969-972.

Li Hao,Li Zhanyang,Matt G Lotter, Kathleen Kuman.Formation process at the early Late Pleistocenearchaic human site of Lingjing ,China. [J].Jouranl of Archaeological Science,2018,96:73—84.

Doyon Luc, Li Zhangyang, Li Hao, D’Errico Francesco. Discovery of circa 115,000-year-old bone retouchers at Lingjing, Henan, China, PLOS ONE. (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194318,2018.3.12

Li Zhanyang, Dai Kunikita, Shinji Kato.Early pottery from the Lingjing site and the emergence of pottery in northern China [J].Quaternary International, 2017,441:49-61.

Li Zhanyang, Ma Huanhuan. Techno-typological analysis of the microlithic assemblage at the Xuchang Man site, Lingjing, central China[J].Quaternary International,2016,400:120-129.

Li Hao,Li Zhan Yang,Gao Xing, Kathleen Kuman, Alexandra Sumner.Technological behavior of the early Late Pleistocene archaic humans at Lingjing (Xuchang, China)[J].Archaeological and AnthropologicalSciences,

Zhang Shuangquan, Li Zhanyang, Zhang Yue, Gao Xing. Skeletal element distributions of the large herbivores from the Lingjing site, Henan Province, China[J].Sci China Earth Sc,2012,55(2):246-253

Lizhanyang. Excavation Report of the Lingjing Paleolithic Site in 2006[J].Chinese Archaeology, 2011(11): 65-73

Zhang Shuangquan,Gao Xing,li Zhangyang. Taphonomic analysis of the Lingjing fauna and the first report of a Middle Paleolithic kill-butchery site in North China[J].Chinese Sci Bull, 2011, 56(30):3213-3219

Li Zhanyang, Shinji Kato.The Microblade Industry of Lingjing,Xuchang, Henan Province,China-microblade Industry of the Southernmost in North China[A].Materisls of International Symposium——The Initial Human Habitation of the Continental and the Insular Parts of the Northeast Asia[C]. 2010:166-170

Li Zhanyang, Shen Chen. Use-wear analysis confirms the use of Palaeolithic bone tools by the Lingjing Xuchang Early Human[J].Chinese Sci Bull, 2010, 55(21):2282-2289

Li Zhanyang, Dong Wei. Mammalian Fauna from the Lingjing Paleolithic Site in Xuchang, Henan Pronvince[A].TheⅫth International Symposium Suyanggae and her Neighbours —Prehistoric migrations in Eurasia and America[C]. 2007,39-51


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