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Title Water civilization : from Yangtze to Khmer civilizations / Yoshinori Yasuda, editor
Published Tokyo ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 477 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), color portrait
Series Advances in Asian human-environmental research, 1879-7199
Advances in Asian human-environmental research. 1879-7199
Contents 1. Discovery of the Yangtze River civilization in China / Yoshinori Yasuda -- 2. Decline of the Yangtze River civilization / Yoshinori Yasuda -- 3. Comparative study of the artifacts of Phum Snay Site and the Wat Bo Temple's pottery collection database / Yozo Akayama -- 4. Survey and excavation of Phum Snay in 2007-2010 / Yoshihito Miyatsuka and Yoshinori Yasuda -- 5. Non-ceramic grave goods of Phum Snay in the context of sociopolitical development in northwest Cambodia / Yoko Nojima -- 6. Human skeletal remains excavated from Phum Snay / Takayuki Matsushita and Masami Matsushita -- 7. Zooarchaeology at Phum Snay, a prehistoric cemetery in northwestern Cambodia / Vuthy Voeun -- 8. Chemical composition and lead isotope ratios of bronze artifacts excavated in Cambodia and Thailand / Yoshimitsu Hirao and Ji-Hyun Ro -- 9. Phum Snay and its significance in world history / Yoshinori Yasuda -- 10. Climate deterioration and Angkor's demise / Yoshinori Yasuda, Hiroo Nsau, Toshiyuki Fujiki, Kazuyoshi Yamada, Junko Kitagawa, Katsuya Gotanda, Shuichi Toyama, Mitsuru Okuno, and Yuichi Mori -- 11. Vegetation change in the area of Angkor Thom based on pollen analysis of moat deposits / Toshiyuki Fujiki -- 12. Palaeoenvironment of the areas surrounding the Angkor Thom moat inferred from entomological analysis / Yuichi Mori -- 13. Reconstruction of an 8,000-year environmental history on pollen records from Lake Buyan, central Bali / Xun Li, Yoshinori Yasuda, Toshiyuki Fujiki, Makoto Okamura, Hiromi Matsuoka, Kazuyoshi Yamada, and John Flenley -- 14. The great East Asian fertile triangle / Yoshinori Yasuda
Summary Water Civilization: From Yangtze to Khmer Civilizations comprises three major topics: 1) Discovery of the origin of rice agriculture and the Yangtze River civilization in southern China was mainly based on investigation of the Chengtoushan archaeological site, the earliest urban settlement in East Asia. The origin of rice cultivation can be traced back to 10000 BC, with urban settlement starting at about 6000 BP; 2) The Yangtze River civilization collapsed around 4200 BP. Palaeoenvironmental studies including analyses of annually laminated sediments in East and Southeast Asia indicate a close relationship between climate change and the rise and fall of the rice-cultivating and fishing civilization; and 3) Migrations from southern China to Southeast Asia occurred after about 4200 BP. Archaeological investigation of the Phum Snay site in Cambodia, including analyses of DNA and human skeletal remains, reveals a close relationship to southern China, indicating the migration of people from southern China to Southeast Asia. This publication is an important contribution to understanding the environmental history of China and Cambodia in relation to the rise and fall of the rice-cultivating and fishing civilization, which we call water civilization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agriculture, Prehistoric -- China -- Yangtze River Valley.
Rice -- Planting -- China -- Yangtze River Valley -- History.
Fishing, Prehistoric -- China -- Yangtze River Valley.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Cambodia -- Phum Snay Site.
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Cambodia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Yasuda, Yoshinori, 1946- editor
LC no. 2012948625
ISBN 443154111X (ebook)
9784431541110 (ebook)