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Author Liu, Li, 1953 December 12- author

Title The archaeology of China : from the late paleolithic to the early bronze age / Li Liu, Stanford University, Xingcan Chen, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 475 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge world archaeology
Cambridge world archaeology.
Contents Chinese archaeology: past, present, and future -- Environment and ecology -- Foragers and collectors in the Pleistocene-Holocene transistion (24,000-9000 Cal. BP) -- Domestication of plants and animals -- Neolithization: sedentism and food production in the Early Neolithic (7000-5000 BC) -- Emergence of social inequality -- the Middle Neolithic (5000-3000 BC) -- Rise and fall of early complex societies: the Late Neolithic (3000-2000 BC) -- Formation of early states in the central plain: Erlitou and Erligang (1900/1800-1250 BC) -- Bronze cultures of the northern frontiers and beyond during the early second millennium BC -- The late Shang Dynasty and its neighbors (1250-1046 BC) -- Chinise civilization in comparative perspective -- Appendix: Horse bones in faunal assemblages from Neolithic and early Bronze Age sites in North China
Summary This book explores the roles of agricultural development and advancing social complexity in the processes of state formation in China
Notes Variability in Settlement Pattern, Site Function, and Subsistence Strategy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-462) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Antiquities, Prehistoric -- China.
Archaeology -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Prehistoric peoples -- China.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chen, Xingcan, author
ISBN 1139015303 (electronic bk.)
1139421409 (electronic bk.)
1139423452 (electronic bk.)
9781139015301 (electronic bk.)
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