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Article: Migration patterns of Neolithic settlements on the abandoned Yellow and Yangtze River deltas of China

TitleMigration patterns of Neolithic settlements on the abandoned Yellow and Yangtze River deltas of China
Authors
KeywordsAbandoned Yellow River delta
Cultural development
East China
Neolithic settlements
Sea-level change
Yangtze River delta
Issue Date2008
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yqres
Citation
Quaternary Research, 2008, v. 70 n. 2, p. 301-314 How to Cite?
AbstractArchaeological records of the Neolithic settlements on the eastern China coast between 35°N and 30°N, an area covering the abandoned Yellow River and the Yangtze River delta plains, reveal that Neolithic people moved from the Yellow River basin onto the northern coast for fishing, hunting and dry-land agriculture ~ 7000 yr ago. Marine transgression interrupted their activities on the low-lying (2-5 m in elevation) coastal wetlands between 6000 and 5000 yr ago, after which they reclaimed their land near the river mouths. Their migration routes on the southern Yangtze delta plain indicate another scenario: early Neolithic communities moved onto the plain for wet-rice cultivation. Despite relative sea-level rise from 7000 to 4000 yr ago, a large number of settlements were established on the lowlands between the eastern Chenier Ridges and the western Taihu Lake depression. The Chenier Ridges, with ~ 1.0 m higher topography than the adjacent coastal area, played a role in sheltering the Neolithic people. Subsequently, settlements waned considerably, possibly due to further marine inundation combined with cold climate. The present study shows that migration patterns of the Neolithic settlements are closely associated with a gradually rising sea level between 7000 and 4000 yr ago. © 2008 University of Washington.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58672
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.198
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.317
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
China National Education MinistryB08022
APNARCP2007-16NMY
University College, University of Durham, UK
Funding Information:

The authors are greatly indebted to Dr. John Dodson and the anonymous reviewers who kindly reviewed the manuscript with many critical comments and suggestions. This geoarchaeological study is supported by China National Education Ministry 111-Project (Grant No. B08022), APN (Grant No. ARCP2007-16NMY) and University College, University of Durham, UK, which offered a visiting fellowship (Pemberton) to the first author.

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dc.contributor.authorZong, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jen_HK
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dc.identifier.issn0033-5894en_HK
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dc.description.abstractArchaeological records of the Neolithic settlements on the eastern China coast between 35°N and 30°N, an area covering the abandoned Yellow River and the Yangtze River delta plains, reveal that Neolithic people moved from the Yellow River basin onto the northern coast for fishing, hunting and dry-land agriculture ~ 7000 yr ago. Marine transgression interrupted their activities on the low-lying (2-5 m in elevation) coastal wetlands between 6000 and 5000 yr ago, after which they reclaimed their land near the river mouths. Their migration routes on the southern Yangtze delta plain indicate another scenario: early Neolithic communities moved onto the plain for wet-rice cultivation. Despite relative sea-level rise from 7000 to 4000 yr ago, a large number of settlements were established on the lowlands between the eastern Chenier Ridges and the western Taihu Lake depression. The Chenier Ridges, with ~ 1.0 m higher topography than the adjacent coastal area, played a role in sheltering the Neolithic people. Subsequently, settlements waned considerably, possibly due to further marine inundation combined with cold climate. The present study shows that migration patterns of the Neolithic settlements are closely associated with a gradually rising sea level between 7000 and 4000 yr ago. © 2008 University of Washington.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yqresen_HK
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dc.subjectAbandoned Yellow River deltaen_HK
dc.subjectCultural developmenten_HK
dc.subjectEast Chinaen_HK
dc.subjectNeolithic settlementsen_HK
dc.subjectSea-level changeen_HK
dc.subjectYangtze River deltaen_HK
dc.titleMigration patterns of Neolithic settlements on the abandoned Yellow and Yangtze River deltas of Chinaen_HK
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