Changing landscapes of the Paleolithic/Neolithic transition in Taiwan

Author(s): Mike Carson; Hsiao-chun Hung

Year: 2017


Toward understanding the Paleolithic/Neolithic transition in Taiwan, a paleo-terrain approach allows reconstruction of the ancient landforms and habitats of where people lived. Those ancient contexts help for us to situate the activities of people using their landscapes in different ways at intervals of 7000, 6000, 5000, and 4000 years ago. This approach needs to account for significant change in tectonic movement of land masses, slope erosion and re-deposition patterns, fluctuating sea level, and other factors coordinated with the geographic distribution of cultural sites at specific measured time periods. By building a stronger sense of the natural and cultural context during the time period of study, other questions can be explored more productively.

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Changing landscapes of the Paleolithic/Neolithic transition in Taiwan. Mike Carson, Hsiao-chun Hung. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429915)


Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14312