An Overview of Technological Changes in the Pottery of the Early Holocene Shangshan Culture, Zhejiang Province, China
This presentation provides a preliminary overview of the diachronic modifications that occurred in the Shangshan ceramic technological tradition (approximately 11,400 to 8,600 cal. BP). It is hypothesized that Shangshan peoples engaged in low-level cultivation of rice and began the process of bringing this crucial cereal under domestication. The authors explore the relationship between changes in Shangshan pottery technology, culinary practices, and the emergence of rice cultivation as factors in the complex human-environmental interaction that occurred in the lower Yangtze Valley after 12,000 years ago. Pottery recovered from the Shangshan, Hehuashan, Huxi, Qiaotou, Miaoshan, and Changchengli sites serves as the focal point for the macroscopic component of analysis.
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An Overview of Technological Changes in the Pottery of the Early Holocene Shangshan Culture, Zhejiang Province, China. Daniel Kwan, David Smith. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445144)
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