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Between foraging and farming: Strategic responses to the Holocene Thermal Maximum in Southeast Asia

Oxenham, Marc; Trinh, Hiep Hoang; Willis, Anna; Jones, Rebecca; Domett, Kathryn M; Castillo, Cristina; Wood, Rachel; Bellwood, Peter; Tromp, Monica; Kells, Ainslee; Piper, Philip; Pham, Son Thanh; Matsumura, H; Buckley, Hallie R.


Large, 'complex' pre-Neolithic hunter-gatherer communities thrived in southern China and northern Vietnam, contemporaneous with the expansion of farming. Research at Con Co Ngua in Vietnam suggests that such huntergatherer populations shared characteristics with early farming communities: high disease loads, pottery, complex mortuary practices and access to stable sources of carbohydrates and protein. The substantive difference was in the use of domesticated plants and animals-effectively...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2018.69


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