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Qingfeng Shao Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Coupled ESR/U-series dating method
  • MC-ICPMS U-series dating method
  • The timing of Quaternary mammalian fauna and associated environment changes

Educational Background

PhD, Quaternary Geochronology, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France (2012)

MA, Quaternary and Prehistory, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France (2008)

BA, Geographical Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, (2004)




Research Interests

  1. Coupled ESR/U-series dating method
  2. MC-ICPMS U-series dating method
  3. The timing of Quaternary mammalian fauna and associated environment changes


Research Projects

  1. Combined ESR and U-series dating of Gigantopithecus fauna, Southern China, 2014-2016, founded by National Natural Science Foundation (41302136).
  2. Studies on the use of natural thorium isotope as spike for determination of thorium concentration in carbonates, 2013-2015, founded by The Chinese Postdoc Foundation (2013M530263)


Journal Articles

20. Shao, Q., Bahain, J.-J., Wang, W., Zhu, M., Voinchet, P., Lin, M., Douville, E., 2015. Coupled ESR and U-series dating of early Pleistocene Gigantopithecus faunas at Mohui and Sanhe Caves, Guangxi, southern China. Quaternary Geochronology 30, 524-528.

19. Shao, Q., Chadam, J., Grün, R., Falguères, C., Dolo., J.-M., Bahain, J.-J., 2015. The mathematical basis for the US-ESR dating method. Quaternary Geochronology 30, 1–8.

18. Shao, Q., Bahain, J.-J., Dolo, J.-M., Falguères, C., 2014. Monte Carlo approach to calculate US-ESR age and age uncertainty for tooth enamel. Quaternary Geochronology 22, 99-106.

17. Shao, Q., Wang, W., Deng, C., Bahain, J.-J., Lin, M., Zazzo, A., Voinchet, P., Douville, E., Dolo, J.-M., Falguères, C., 2014. ESR, U-series and paleomagnetic dating of Gigantopithecus fauna from Chuifeng cave, Guangxi, southern China. Quaternary Research 82, 270-280.

16. Falguères, C., Bahain, J.-J., Bischoff, J.L., Perez-Gonzalez, A., Ortega, A.I., Ollé, A., Quiles, A., Ghaleb, B., Moreno, D., Dolo, J.-M., Shao, Q., Vallverdù, J., carbonell, E., Bermùdez de castro, J.M., Arsuaga, J.L., 2013. Combined ESR/U-series chronology of Acheulian hominid-bearing layers at Trinchera Galeria site, Atapuerca, Spain. Journal of Human Evolution 65, 168-184.

15. Fontugne, M., Shao, Q., Frank, N., Thil, F., Guidon, N., Boeda, E., 2013. Cross-Dating (Th/U-14C) of Calcite Covering Prehistoric Paintings at Serra da Capivara National Park, Piaui, Brazil. Radiocarbon 55, 3–4.

14. Mercier, N., Valladas, H., Falguères, C., Shao, Q., Gopher, A., Barkai, R., Bahain, J.-J., Vialettes, L., Joron, J.-L., Reyss, J.-L., 2013. New datings of Amudian layers at Qesem Cave (Israel): results of TL applied to burnt flints and ESR/U-series to teeth. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(7), 3011-3020.

13. Duval, M., Bahain, J.-J., Falguères, C., Grün, R., Shao, Q., Aubert, M. Dolo, J.-M., Agustí, J.., Martínez-Navarro, B., Palmqvist, P., Toro-Moyano, I., 2012. On the limits of using combined U-series/ESR method to date fossil teeth from two Early Pleistocene archaeological sites of the Orce area (Guadix-Baza basin, Spain). Quaternary Research, 77(3), 482-491.

12. Shao, Q., Bahain, J.-J., Falguères, C., Dolo, J.-M., Garcia, T., 2012. A new U-uptake model for combined ESR/U-series dating of tooth enamel, Quaternary Geochronology, (10), 406-411.

11. Bahain J.-J., Falguères, C., Laurent, M., Shao, Q., Dolo, J.-M., Garcia, T., Douville, E., Frank, N., Monnier, J.-L., Hallégouët, B., Laforge, M., Huet, B., Auguste, P., Liouville, M., Serre, F., Gagnepain, J., 2012. ESR and ESR/U-series dating study of several middle Palaeolithic sites of Pléneuf-Val-André (Brittany, France): Piégu, Les Vallées and Nantois Original Research Article. Quaternary Geochronology, (10), 424-429.

10. Han F., Bahain, J.-J., Boëda, É., Hou, Y., Huang, W., Falguères, C., Rasse, M., Wei, G., Garcia, T., Shao, Q., Yin, G., 2012. Preliminary results of combined ESR/U-series dating of fossil teeth from Longgupo cave, China , Quaternary Geochronology, (10), 436-442.

9. Bahain, J.-J., Shao, Q., Falguères, C., Garcia, T., 2011. ESR/U-SERIES DATING OF THE ROMAIN-LA-ROCHE PALAEONTOLOGICAL SITE (DOUBS, FRANCE), Quaternaire, 22(3), 201-209.

8. Shao, Q., Bahain, J.J., Falguères, C., Peretto, C., Arzarello, M., Minelli, A., Thun Hohenstein, U., Dolo, J.-M., Garcia, T., Frank, N., Douville, E., 2011. New ESR/U-series data for the early Middle Pleistocene site of Isernia la Pineta, Italy, Radiation Measurements, (46), 847-852.

7. Duval, M., Falguères, C., Bahain, J.J., Grün, R., Shao, Q., Aubert, M., Hellstrom, J.,  Dolo, J.-M., Agusti, J., Martínez-Navarro, B., Palmqvist, P., Toro-Moyano, I., 2011. The challenge of dating early pleistocene fossil teeth by the combined uranium series–electron spin resonance method: the Venta Micena palaeontological site (Orce, Spain), Journal of Quaternary Science, 26(6), 603-615.

6. Duval, M., Moreno, D., Shao, Q., Voinchet, P., Falguères, C., Bahain, J.-J., Garcia, T., García, J., Martínez, K., 2011. Datación por ESR del yacimiento arqueológico del Pleistoceno inferior de Vallparadís (Terrassa, Cataluña, España). Trabajos de Prehistoria 68, 7–24.

5. Yin, G.M., Bahain, J.J., Shen, G.J., Tissoux, H., Falguères, C., Dolo, J.M., Han, F., Shao, Q., 2011. ESR/U-series study of teeth recovered from the palaeoanthropological stratum of the Dali Man site (Shaanxi Province, China), Quaternary Geochronology, 6(1), 98-105.

4. Bahain, J.J., Shao, Q., Falguères, C., Garcia, T., 2010. Electron Spin Resonance and Uranium-series (ESR-US) dating of palaeontological remains from Romain-la-Roche Site (Doubs, France), Revue de Paleobiologie, 29(2), 465-472.

3. Falguères, C., Bahain, J.J., Duval, M., Shao, Q., Han, F., Lebon, M., Mercier, N., Perez-Gonzalez, A., Dolo, J.M., Garcia, T., 2010. A 300-600 ka ESR/U-series chronology of Acheulian sites in Western Europe, Quaternary International, 223, 293-298.

2. Han, F., Falguères, C., Bahain, J.-J., Shao, Q., Duval, M., Lebon, M., Garcia, T., Dolo, J.M., Perrenoud, C., Shen, G.J., de Lumley, H., 2010. Effect of deposit alterations on the dating of herbivorous teeth from Arago cave by the ESR-U-series method, Quaternary Geochronology, 5(2-3), 376-380.

1. Wagner, G.A., Krbetschek, M., Degering, D., Bahain, J.-J., Shao, Q., Falguères, C.,  Voinchet, P., Dolo, J.-M., Garcia, T., Rightmire, G.P., 2010. Radiometric dating of the type-site for Homo heidelbergensis at Mauer, Germany, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107(46), 19726-30.






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