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The rise of Shimao 2800–1300 BC in the North Loess Plateau, China: an exploration of the climate, demographic, economic, material culture influences

Abstract:

The recognition in 2011 of the extraordinary Shimao site (ca. 2300–1800 cal. BC) in the North Loess Plateau as late Neolithic China’s largest stone fortification, has overturned our understanding of the development of complex societies in northern China. The 400-hectare stone fortification of Shimao lies at the heart of the climate-sensitive region (hereafter the Shimao region), which located at the junction of modern-day south-central Inner Mongolia, northern Shaanxi and northern Shanxi,...

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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Programme:
Bei Shan Tang Foundation Scholarship
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Fung, YT
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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