Households in Middle Neolithic Northeastern China: A Study on Shangchaoyanggou Site Applying An Intensive Collection Method
Author(s): Weiyu Ran
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The remains of around 40 households within the Shangchaoyanggou site in northeastern China have been collected and analyzed in order to reconstruct the social and economic activities of different households during the middle Neolithic Hongshan period. In the Shangchaoyanggou site, as well as many other Hongshan sites, the original Neolithic cultural layers are shallow and heavily damaged, which prevents delineating the layouts of households via excavation. The method of intensive surface collection offers considerable advantages in coping with such a situation. By applying full-coverage ground survey and shallow earth screening, the distribution areas of Shangchaoyanggou household artifact clusters were delineated and artifacts, such as lithics and ceramic sherds, were collected. Further comparative studies will provide evidence on the degrees of various aspects of social differentiation between different households within Shangchaoyanggou site, and between Shangchaoyanggou households and those in other parts of the Hongshan Area.
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Households in Middle Neolithic Northeastern China: A Study on Shangchaoyanggou Site Applying An Intensive Collection Method. Weiyu Ran. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449911)
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