Diet Reconstruction of Ancient Population from Banlashan Cemetry, a Neolithic Hongshan Archaeological Culture Site in China—Based on Stable Isotopic and Dental Microwear Analysis
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Hongshan culture is a famous archaeological cultures in the Neolithic Age in China, and its economic structure has always been the focus of academic attention. According to the bone material unearthed from the cemetery, the diet characteristics of the late Hongshan people can be effectively recovered through the integrating stable isotopic and dental microwear analysis.The result of isotope analysis showed diet structure of the Hongshan population should be subject to C4 plants or the animals feeds on C4 plants . The mean δ15N value of delta was 9.1±0.3‰, with little difference between individuals, indicating that individual food selection was relatively simple at that time, and animal protein accounted for a high proportion. For dental microwear analysis, which focus on the microscopic scratches, first or second permanent molars belong to 13 individuals are analysed, the ratio between the length of the horizontal scratches and the length of the vertical scratches of Banlashan population is 87.14%, which is close to the ration of Vedda people and Andamanese. The results of this study show that the reconstruction of ancient population recipes in a variety of ways is of great significance to the recovery of the economic structure and the status of social development.
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Diet Reconstruction of Ancient Population from Banlashan Cemetry, a Neolithic Hongshan Archaeological Culture Site in China—Based on Stable Isotopic and Dental Microwear Analysis. Shiyu Yang, Xingyu Man, Xuezhu Liao, Xiaofan Sun, Jiaxin Li. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450074)
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