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Intl forum commemorates 100th anniversary of discovery of 'Ordos Tooth' | Updated: 2023-08-17 09:27
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Salawusu means yellow water in Mongolian. The Salawusu River is the name of the Ordos section of the Wuding River, a primary tributary of the Yellow River.[Photo/]

So far, one human fossil excavation site, two Paleolithic cultural sites, and 22 Salawusu animal fossil excavation sites have been identified, and 47 species of mammals and birds have been discovered within the site.

This conference aims to leverage domestic and international think tank resources to reach new research consensuses and yield new theoretical achievements. It will further enhance the international influence and visibility of Hetao culture and promote the archaeological research of the Salawusu Site to a new level. At the same time, it will support the site's application to be designated a World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

The event is organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the People's Government of Ordos, the Cultural Heritage Administration of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Minzu University of China and the Institute of Archaeology of CAS. It is co-hosted by the Uxin Banner and Ordos authorities.

A specimen of Megaloceros ordosianus exhibited at the Salawusu Site Museum [Photo/]
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