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Social change along the Middle Yangzi river: re-configurations of late Neolithic society

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Through the case study of the Shijiahe site, Tianmen, Hubei, this thesis investigates the dynamics of enclosures along the Middle Yangzi River during the third millennium BC. During the early third millennium over a dozen of enclosures were constructed in this region, earlier than elsewhere in China during this millennium. All were abandoned and some re-settled around 2000 BC, followed by another episode of abandonment. The major theoretical paradigms dominating the field are culture histo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology,Institute of

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:ff8f2903-071d-442b-9298-2f955d939407
Local pid:
ora:12056
Language:
English
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