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Article: A 5,600-year-old wooden well in Zhejiang Province, China

TitleA 5,600-year-old wooden well in Zhejiang Province, China
Authors
KeywordsArchaeology
Cultural layers
Hemudu centre
Prehistory
Water supply
Wooden piles
Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/10040/index.htm
Citation
Hydrogeology Journal, 2007, v. 15 n. 5, p. 1021-1029 How to Cite?
AbstractIn 1973, traces of China's early Neolithic Hemudu culture (7,000-5,000 BP) were discovered in the village of Hemudu in Yuyao County, Zhejiang Province, in the lower Yangtze River coastal plain. The site has yielded animal and plant remains in large quantities and large numbers of logs secured with tenon and mortise joints, commonly used in wooden buildings and other wooden structures. For hydrogeologists, the most interesting structure is an ancient wooden well. The well is believed to be about 5,600 years old, which makes it the oldest wooden well yet found in China. The well site contains over 200 wooden components and can be divided into inner and outer parts. The outer part consists of 28 piles around a pond. The inner part, the wooden well itself, lies in the middle of the pond. The walls of the well were lined with close-set timber piles reinforced by a square wooden frame. The 28 piles in the outer part of the site may have been part of a shelter for the well, suggesting that the people of the Hemudu culture were already concerned with water hygiene and protection of their water source. © Springer-Verlag 2007.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/72954
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2014 Impact Factor: 1.966
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.025
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dc.identifier.citationHydrogeology Journal, 2007, v. 15 n. 5, p. 1021-1029en_HK
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dc.description.abstractIn 1973, traces of China's early Neolithic Hemudu culture (7,000-5,000 BP) were discovered in the village of Hemudu in Yuyao County, Zhejiang Province, in the lower Yangtze River coastal plain. The site has yielded animal and plant remains in large quantities and large numbers of logs secured with tenon and mortise joints, commonly used in wooden buildings and other wooden structures. For hydrogeologists, the most interesting structure is an ancient wooden well. The well is believed to be about 5,600 years old, which makes it the oldest wooden well yet found in China. The well site contains over 200 wooden components and can be divided into inner and outer parts. The outer part consists of 28 piles around a pond. The inner part, the wooden well itself, lies in the middle of the pond. The walls of the well were lined with close-set timber piles reinforced by a square wooden frame. The 28 piles in the outer part of the site may have been part of a shelter for the well, suggesting that the people of the Hemudu culture were already concerned with water hygiene and protection of their water source. © Springer-Verlag 2007.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectArchaeologyen_HK
dc.subjectCultural layersen_HK
dc.subjectHemudu centreen_HK
dc.subjectPrehistoryen_HK
dc.subjectWater supplyen_HK
dc.subjectWooden pilesen_HK
dc.titleA 5,600-year-old wooden well in Zhejiang Province, Chinaen_HK
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