Yamashita Cave Man

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The Yamashita Cave People (山下洞人, Yamashita Dōjin) are the prehistoric humans known from many bones found in the Yamashita limestone cave located on the grounds of the Yamashita First Cave Site Park in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The remains have been dated at 32,000±1000 years ago.[1] [2] The most important bones found in the cave in Yamashita are those of an approximately 6 to 8-year-old girl.[3]

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  1. ^ Suzuki, Hisashi; Kazuro Hanihara; et al. (1982). "The Minatogawa Man: The Upper Pleistocene Man from the Island of Okinawa". Bulletin of the University Museum. University of Tokyo. 19.
  2. ^ Kobayashi, H.; Matsui, Y.; Suzuki, H. (1971). "TK-78: Yamashita-cho Cave 1". Radiocarbon. 13: 100.
  3. ^ "The Paleolithic Age in Okinawa." Ryukyu Cultural Archive. Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education. http://rca.open.ed.jp/web_e/history/story/epoch1/kyusekki_3.html