On December 9, 2020, a symposium on Paleolithic archaeology in the regions along the Silk Road was held in Lanzhou to mark the 100th anniversary of the Paleolithic discovery in Gansu. The conference was hosted by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Gansu Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration and the Paleolithic Committee of the China Archaeological Society. Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and the key research base of the National Cultural Heritage Administration for Paleolithic human evolution and genetics organized the event. More than 60 scholars from 20 plus universities and archaeological institutes attended the meeting.
The symposium focused on Paleolithic archaeological discoveries and research in areas along the Silk Road. Participants shared new Paleolithic archaeological discoveries in Gansu and neighboring areas in recent years. In addition, the scholars discussed in depth the proliferation and communication of humans in the Paleolithic Age, and how to let the study of archaeology play an ever important role in the development of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Gansu Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology(abridged)