Agriculture development in the Bronze Age Hexi Corridor-archaeobtanic evidence from Xichengyi site
The combination of crops and weeds found in the site reflects a typical rainfed agriculture dominated by foxtail millet and broomcorn millet. Under the external cultural influences, wheat and barley started to be cultivated. Since late Machang culture and, through the agricultural development during the "Transitional type" period, were widely cultivated during the period of Siba culture, when marijuna appeared in the crop assemblages.
The integrated study of archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological remains, and isotope analysis indicate a subsistence strategy dominated by dry farming during Siba culture in Xichengyi site. Meanwhile, husbandry accounted for certain percentage, with occasional hunting and gathering.
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Agriculture development in the Bronze Age Hexi Corridor-archaeobtanic evidence from Xichengyi site. Guiyun Jin, XianJun Fan, GuoKe Chen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431894)
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