Millets and Rice on the Move: Adaptive Strategies in the Past and Future
A growing tradition of archaeobotanical research, one that was pioneered by Steven Weber, is allowing us to form a picture of how millets and rice spread into Southeast Asia. Although rice continues to play an important role in the diet in this area, the use of millet has been slowly forgotten. These two different crops have been alternatively seen as a "cultural package" that coincided with the spread of farmer populations from Southern China, or adaptations to different ecological or climatic conditions. Using crop niche modeling, and new archaeobotanical data, this paper examines these two differing but complimentary perspectives on their adoption and potential futures across Southern China and SE Asia.
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Millets and Rice on the Move: Adaptive Strategies in the Past and Future. Sydney Hanson, Jade d'Alpoim Guedes. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429149)
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