Contrary to the development of intensive agriculture in the middle and lower Yangtze basins, subsistence strategies in Lingnan-Fujian and southwest China after the early Neolithic continued with a heavy emphasis on fishing and hunting. The first direct evidence for farming appeared only in the late phase of the late Neolithic, after 3500 B. C., apparently as a result of farming dispersal from the Yangtze basin. As with the Yangtze basin, we also divide the Neolithic cultures of the Lingnan-Fujian region and southwest China into four phases. Continue reading “The Neolithic of Southern China – Lingman-Fujian region”
Sandwiched between the Yellow River and Mainland Southeast Asia, southern China lies centrally within eastern Asia. This geographical area can be divided into three geomorphological terrains: the middle and lower Yangtze alluvial plain, the Lingnan (southern Nanling Mountains)-Fujian region, and the Yungui Plateau. During the past 30 years, abundant archaeological discoveries have stimulated a rethinking of the role of southern China in the prehistory of China and Southeast Asia. Continue reading “The Neolithic of Southern China – Middle and Lower Yangtze River basin”
This post is dedicated to the Haimenkou Neolithic site in Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, China. All information we have managed to gather about the excavation and findings is presented here. Continue reading “The Haimenkou Neolithic site in Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, China and its importance”
In this post we present extended parts from the very informative paper titled “The Problem of the Origin of Domestic Animals in Neolithic China“, by Yuan Jing. Continue reading “Domestication of pigs in Neolithic China 8,000 yBP- Likely domestication of dogs 9,000 yBP”
In this post we present extracts from three different publications which deal with the very interesting posibility that a number of Chinese monuments had been built with the use of a magnetic compass.
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In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting and informative paper titled “The Origins of Chinese Writing: the Neolithic Evidence“, by Paola Demattè. Continue reading “Writing in Neolithic China?”