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Cultural response to Middle Holocene sea-level fluctuations in eastern China: a multi-proxy approach
He, Ke-Yang1; Lu, Hou-Yuan1,2,3; Li, Yong-Ning4; Ding, Feng-Ya4; Zhang, Jianping1,2; Wang, Can5
2019-11-15
Source PublicationBOREAS
ISSN0300-9483
Pages18
AbstractThe Middle Holocene period witnessed significant environmental and cultural transitions regarding the deceleration of sea-level rise and the emergence of early agriculture, which profoundly moulded human-environment interactions in coastal regions. The Hemudu Culture (7000-5000 cal. a BP) is primarily distributed in eastern China coastal plains and marks a milestone in the origin of rice agriculture, and thus serves as an ideal case for examining these dramatic transitions. However, most existing studies have only focused on one particular aspect of the interactions amongst cultural evolution, subsistence strategies and sea-level fluctuations in the Yaojiang Valley, and comprehensive understanding of cultural responses to Middle Holocene sea-level fluctuations across the Ningshao Plain remains ambiguous. In this multi-proxy study, pollen, phytolith and diatom remains from a high-resolution profile of the Xiawangdu site (Hangzhou Bay, eastern China), along with a systematic collection of archaeological sites and radiocarbon dates for the Hemudu and Liangzhu cultures, were employed to assess human adaptation to the coastal environment. Coinciding with the cultural interruption between 6200 and 5600 cal. a BP, induced by Middle Holocene sea-level transgression, Hemudu Culture diffused from the Yaojiang Valley northward to the Zhoushan Islands and southward to the Ningbo Plain, e.g. the Xiawangdu site. The regional ecological environment has experienced an evolutionary sequence from marine transgression (6200-5600 cal. a BP), to coastal lagoon (5600-5300 cal. a BP), through to freshwater wetland (5300-4300 cal. a BP). Settlements of pile dwellings and terraces were constructed to adapt to the hydrological transition from coastal lagoon to freshwater wetland around 5300 cal. a BP. In addition, evidence of both rice phytoliths and Poaceae pollen suggests that rice had already been domesticated by 5600 cal. a BP. Thus, the dispersal, settlement and subsistence of Hemudu Culture in the coastal lowlands of eastern China were largely dependent upon sea-level fluctuations.
DOI10.1111/bor.12421
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS KeywordSOUTHERN YANGTZE DELTA ; RICE DOMESTICATION ; NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENTS ; ENVIRONMENTAL-CHANGES ; EARLY AGRICULTURE ; YAOJIANG VALLEY ; NINGSHAO PLAIN ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; COASTAL-PLAIN ; HANGZHOU BAY
Language英语
Funding ProjectNatural Science Foundation of China[41830322] ; National Basic Research Program of China[2015CB953801] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDPB0503]
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000496599000001
PublisherWILEY
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.iggcas.ac.cn/handle/132A11/95762
Collection新生代地质与环境院重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLu, Hou-Yuan
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Cenozo Geol & Environm, Inst Geol & Geophys, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Tibetan Plateau Earth Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Ningbo Municipal Inst Cultural Rel & Archaeol, Ningbo 315012, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
5.Shandong Univ, Sch Hist & Culture, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China
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He, Ke-Yang,Lu, Hou-Yuan,Li, Yong-Ning,et al. Cultural response to Middle Holocene sea-level fluctuations in eastern China: a multi-proxy approach[J]. BOREAS,2019:18.
APA He, Ke-Yang,Lu, Hou-Yuan,Li, Yong-Ning,Ding, Feng-Ya,Zhang, Jianping,&Wang, Can.(2019).Cultural response to Middle Holocene sea-level fluctuations in eastern China: a multi-proxy approach.BOREAS,18.
MLA He, Ke-Yang,et al."Cultural response to Middle Holocene sea-level fluctuations in eastern China: a multi-proxy approach".BOREAS (2019):18.
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