Environmental Preconditions and Human Response: Subsistence Practices at Prehistoric Settlement Sites in the Liangshan Area, Southwest China
Author(s): Anke Hein
The Liangshan Area in Southwest Sichuan is known for its great diversity both in geographic layout and ethnic composition. It is furthermore characterized by a highly diverse archaeological assemblage, whose date and cultural affiliation is in large parts still unclear. To solve this problem, in recent years archaeological fieldwork has focused on settlement sites, whose stratigraphy promises to aid in establishing a local chronology and furthermore provides insight into the daily life of past people.
This paper focuses on the lithic and ceramic assemblages from prehistoric sites in the Liangshan area, introducing raw material, object form, and technical details. Furthermore, the nature of the ceramic material and building features are taken into account to conclude on past subsistence practices and modes of living. The main objective is to identify the major differences and similarities between the assemblages from different sites and sub-regions, and draw conclusions on site functions and location choice, which in turn can help to highlight the interplay between the complex environment of the Liangshan Area and its past inhabitants.
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Environmental Preconditions and Human Response: Subsistence Practices at Prehistoric Settlement Sites in the Liangshan Area, Southwest China. Anke Hein. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395913)
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