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Rice, Millets, Social Complexity and the Spread of Millet Agriculture to the Chengdu Plain and Southwest China
The Chengdu plain of south-west China lies outside the main centres of early domestication in the Huanghe and Yangzi valleys, but its importance in Chinese prehistory is demonstrated by the spectacular Sanxingdui bronzes ...
Early Evidence for the use of wheat and barley as staple crops on the margins of the Tibetan Plateau
(National Academy of the Sciences, 2015)
We report directly dated evidence from circa 1400 calibrated years (cal) B.C. for the early use of wheat, barley, and flax as staple crops on the borders of the Tibetan Plateau. During recent years, an increasing amount ...
Survey, Excavation and Geophysics at Songjiaheba ? A Small Bronze Age Village in the Chengdu Plain
(Asian Perspectives, 2014)
Archaeological survey in the Chengdu Plain of Sichuan Province has revealed settlement patterns surrounding Late Neolithic walled sites, including large numbers of small settlements from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Han ...
Is Poverty in our Genes?: A Reply to Ashraf and Galor
(Current Anthropology, 2013)
The extent to which a paper written by economists Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, which is forthcoming in the American Economic Review, is flawed on both factual and methodological grounds is presented. Aside from claiming ...
The Impact of Climate on the Spread of Rice Agriculture to North-Eastern China: An Example from Shandong
(PLOS One, 2015)
Moving crops outside of their original centers of domestication was sometimes a challenging process. Because of its substantial heat requirements, moving rice agriculture outside of its homelands of domestication was not ...