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The impact of ancient civilization on the northeastern Chinese landscape: palaeoecological evidence from the Western Liaohe River Basin, Inner Mongolia

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The Western Liaohe River Basin in northeastern China is one of the cradles of ancient Chinese civilization. Archaeological records from this region indicate that human occupation began about 8000 years ago and that agriculture and pastoralism were important activities from an early stage. Very little is known, however, about the effects that these activities had upon the landscape. This paper presents the results of a palaeoecological study from a 3.6 m sedimentary sequence in a relict oxbow ...

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Published
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10.1177/0959683606069403

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Institution:
"Peking University, Beijing, China", "University of Oxford"
Research group:
Long-term Ecology Laboratory
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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University of Oxford
Research group:
Long-term Ecology Laboratory
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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Institution:
Peking University, Beijing, China
Department:
Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes,College of Environmental Sciences
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Institution:
Peking University, Beijing, China
Department:
Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes,College of Environmental Sciences
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
The Holocene Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
8
Pages:
1109-1121
Publication date:
2006-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-0911
ISSN:
0959-6836
URN:
uuid:f2079379-a26e-41cb-bd3a-94f81e36abe4
Local pid:
ora:5057

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