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Study on the subsistence of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age China using published mammal records

Author(s): Chong Yu

Year: 2017

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This research is based on all published zooarchaeological study on Chinese Neolithic and Early Neolithic sites and mainly focuses on the animal subsistence economy in the same period. With the advent of quantitative analysis, refined models can now be built and analyzed from all the published data. The application of big data studies on animal remains provided information of range and relative importance of taxa and their possible change through time-scale and region which may reflect an ancient environment around sites, subsistence economy of ancient people as well as consumption patterns within sites which can be used to evaluate the relative importance of animals in the diets obtained through various subsistence strategies. At the same time, animal origins and dispersal can also be traced, which may help to understand the antiquity of changes related to domestication.


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Study on the subsistence of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age China using published mammal records. Chong Yu. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 432033)


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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): 16453

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