Finding Greener Pastures: The local development of agro-pastoralism in the Ordos Region, North China
Author(s): Tricia Owlett
This paper integrated new archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological research in the Ordos region to provide new information on the timing, mechanisms, and process of development of agro-pastoralism in China. The paper includes a new synthesis of archaeobotanical, and zooarchaeological data to understand the nature and the beginnings of agro-pastoralism as early as the Late Neolithic period (2600-1900 B.C.）. Environmental factors constrained and shaped animal husbandry in the Ordos Region, an area that exhibits a broad range of environmental conditions. However this data also points to flexibility and diversity in how agro-pastoralism was originally adopted in this region.
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Finding Greener Pastures: The local development of agro-pastoralism in the Ordos Region, North China. Tricia Owlett. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431680)
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