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Preliminary analysis of prehistoric settlement patterns in the mid reaches of the Dadu River

Author(s): Xin Zhonghua

Year: 2015

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Some of the largest and most important prehistoric archaeological excavations conducted during the last ten years in Sichuan , were those in the Hanyuan Valley in the mid reaches of the Dadu River. So far, ten prehistoric sites have been excavated, revealing hundreds of housing remains, burials, trash pits and other features containing thousands of ceramic objects, stone tools, and bone objects. Utilizing this wealth of new material, this paper presents an analysis of the Neolithic settlement patterns of the Dadu River Valley. This paper aims to understanding the layout and evolution of individual settlements and overall settlement patterns alike as well as the patterns of human adaptation to the marginal environment of the middle reaches of the Dadu River.

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Preliminary analysis of prehistoric settlement patterns in the mid reaches of the Dadu River. Xin Zhonghua. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395842)


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America