Riwat

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Coordinates: 33°30′N 73°12′E / 33.5°N 73.2°E / 33.5; 73.2 Riwat (Rawat, Murree) is a Lower Paleolithic site in Punjab, northern Pakistan, providing evidence of Homo occupation that is among the earliest outside Africa, dating to 1.9 million years ago. The site was discovered in 1983. The artifacts which consists of flakes and cores made on quartzite. Another site, called Riwat site 55 shows a later occupation dated around 45,000 years ago.

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  • B. Bower, Early Tool Making: An Asian Connection, Science News (1988).
  • Rendell, H. and Dennell, R.W. 1987 Thermoluminescence Dating of an Upper Pleistocene Site, Northern Pakistan. Geoarchaeology 2, 63-67.
  • Roy Larick and Russell L. Ciochon, The African Emergence and Early Asian Dispersals of the Genus Homo, American Scientist (1996) [1]
  • R. W. Dennell, H. M. Rendell and E. Hailwood,  Late Pliocene Artefacts from Northern Pakistan , Current Anthropology, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jun., 1988), pp. 495–498
  • R. W. Dennell, H. M. Rendell, M. Halim, E. Moth, "A 45,000-Years-Old open-air Paleolithic Site at Riwat, Northern Pakistan", Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol 19, No1. (Spring, 1992), pp. 17–33.