Modeling a rapid transition in subsistence regimes in highland western China
Author(s): Jade D'Alpoim Guedes
The highlands of western Sichuan (or Eastern Tibet) experienced a profound change in both settlement patterns and in subsistence regimes when a shift from a millet-based agriculture to wheat and barley based agro-pastoralism took place c. 2000 cal. BC. Using a model that predicts the changing possible distribution of crops across the area, we examine the role that changes in ancient climate could have played in the reversal of subsistence practices in this area.
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Modeling a rapid transition in subsistence regimes in highland western China. Jade D'Alpoim Guedes. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395636)
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