New Paleolithic sites discovered in Hanzhong Basin, Central China

The catchment of Hanjiang River is regarded as one of the most important Paleolithic sites in central China. During 2009-2012, a scientific team led by Dr. WANG Shejiang, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, conducted surveys and discovered two new Paleolithic open-air sites in the Hanzhong Basin. Researchers unearthed 252 stone artifacts, and reported the finding in the journal of Acta Anthropologica Sinica 2014 (2).

This study indicates hominins already occupied the Hanzhong Basin from approximately 600000 years ago, and provides important data for the study of human adaptive strategies and patterns in this region and as well as the Palaeolithic culture and human behavior in East Asia. Read more.

Weekend Trip to Hanzhong (汉中市): Day 2 (Sunday March 22nd, 2014)

12:11 AM Sunday March 22nd

Newest development: mei mei and I are sharing this room, yay!

9:16 AM

After several times of waking up and falling back to sleep, mei mei and I finally left with the mom and the aunt to eat re pi around 8:40. Now mei mei and I are waiting in line for some delicious smelling walnut bread/cakes. Instead of traveling by car I finally feel we’re in the city of 汉中 (Hanzhong). The mom and pop shop we are breakfast at was cosy, dirty, and everything and more I wanted small shops in china to be. 

As much fun I’ve had in the past day, I can’t wait to go back home and do some homework. I feel bad, but I’m hoping we leave a little earlier than planned. 

10:35 AM

Those walnut cakes smelled way better than they tasted. Too salty and not buttery enough, at least for my standards. 

We’re in the car right now, headed towards some place, and I’m a little frustrated over mango juice: there’s a little left over from last night and they won’t let me drink it because it’s “gone bad”. Whether that’s true or not, I wish they’d give me the freedom or at least trust me with my own body. It’s like how they always hold onto your arm when crossing the streets. No thank you, I can make sure I don’t rush onto oncoming traffic myself. Sure it’s all in good intentions but akdkskfhj. 

2:06 PM

We went to the mausoleum of some general I don’t even remember. The flowers were very pretty, but really we spent most of our time shooting BB guns and a cross bow. I shot three bb’s and hit a bell twice, so I’m pretty much a master. 

Now were still in 陕南 (Shaan nan) and at a restaurant awaiting our food. I’ve been entertaining the son by play fighting, which I strangely don’t mind at all. 

5:23 PM

We finally left around 3:30, and are still nowhere close to home. I’m insanely glad that the new car has seat belts.

6:12 PM

Standstill traffic a;lsdkfj

8:32 PM

Finally home!


Last post for a few days(or a few weeks) hopefully.  Round it out with my version of Lewyn being uploaded to the steam version of Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires.  Still want to edit the outfit a bit, but he is up for grabs if people want to change his appearance (Assuming he doesn’t get glitched out)

Also not tagging cause overload.


~ he uses a DLC headgear!  His hair may change if you don’t have the “Equipment Pack 1″ DLC installed!

~ has the King of Hanzhong title!

~ has a really girly first musou (as a gag to his wandering and denial of the Silessean throne), alongside other musous and rage which cater to magic and barding.  (since he has Bs in Staves/Fire/Thunder/Light upon promotion)

~ Yes, I went Lewyn x Fury/Ferry during his run and got a Lewyn!Fee, think the moveset Fee was given looks more like a Claude!Fee…

"Kellya, Lost in time"

This is my latest piece, just finished a couple days ago (coincidentally the night before Lantern Festival here in China, where I’m living). None of it is “stock photos,” such as other artists use to create collages, to their my own detriment. Why my detriment? Because when people look at the above image they think I just got all those pieces, already cut out and ready to overlap in Photoshop. They think I just downloaded a nice red lantern, already masked and ready to go. Because of this they assume the image is devoid of meaning other than surface beauty, which they may resent because any meaning must be misleading, as I didn’t take the pictures myself (so they think).

In reality, I took all the pictures in a small city called Hanzhong, that I lived in for more than a year. It’s a personal piece, but without getting too personal, the woman was a close friend of mine who I last saw the morning after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008. So, everything is suggestive of some meaning or narrative.

My intention is to give an impression that suits my sensibility of the significance I attach to the person and place in the image. Really, Hanzhong isn’t that beautiful or colorful. It’s mostly grayish. But there are moments of color and clarity and poignancy that matter, and here I tried to encapsulate the sensation of such instances.

Note: the black structure on the far left is the TV Tower, which is visible throughout the city. At the bottom you can see a boy walking a buffalo along the river. The lantern was hanging in front of some gates around the Spring Festival, and the wing belongs to a goose I photographed crossing a bike path. The splatters of paint were taken from walls, and the pink and blue stuff in the upper right corner is melted wax in water, photoed in a Buddhist temple in the countryside.  

(See my website, for more about this image): Kellya, lost in time

anonymous asked:

Did Cao Hong really tease Cao Zhen about being fat? Did he really host a party with prostitutes in his camp while Xiahou Yuan was getting destroyed by Liu Bei/Huang Zhong in Hanzhong? Did he really get along badly with Yang Fu?

Those accusations are all entirely false.

I think I have repeated the story about Cao Hong mocking Cao Zhen’s weight in the past - if so, it was in error. I have not found any  historical evidence in my studies of either man to support that story.

The claim that Cao Hong wasted his time with prostitutes instead of fighting at Hanzhong is just slander. He fought harder than most generals during those battles, and he enjoyed great success in the field against Liu Bei’s commanders.

I also do not know of any evidence to suggest enmity between Cao Hong and Yang Fu. Cao Hong did have a problem with an official named Yang Pei, who executed some of Cao Hong subordinates for breaking the law, but those are two entirely different people.

I wonder why there are so many slanderous stories about Cao Hong?