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A Thin Section Petrographic Study of Early to Late Shangshan Ceramics from Zhejiang, China

Author(s): Daniel Kwan

Year: 2017

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Ceramics from the early Holocene Shangshan Culture, in Zhejiang Province, China, have been subjected to thin section petrographic analysis in order to characterize clay groups, view production patterns, and aid in the development of a complete understanding of the Shangshan technological tradition. Analysis has revealed a pattern in the local production of ceramic vessels likely related to the transformations in cooking methods and dietary patterns that coincided with new evidence for the beginnings of rice domestication in central China.


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A Thin Section Petrographic Study of Early to Late Shangshan Ceramics from Zhejiang, China. Daniel Kwan. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431267)


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Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17672

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