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Mid-Holocene hunter-gatherers 'Gaomiao' in Hunan, China: The first of the Two-layer Model in the population history of East/Southeast Asia

Matsumura, H; Hung, Hsiao-chun; Nguyen, Lan Cuong; Zhao, Yafeng; Gang, He; Zhang, Chi

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Gaomiao, the eponymous archaeological site of the Gaomiao Culture (ca. 7500–5500 BP) has produced evidence of a unique hunter-gatherer society in Hunan Province, China, that produced fine decorated pottery. The human remains unearthed from this site provided an excellent opportunity to assess phenotypic and biological relationships between the Gaomiao and prehistoric and modern human populations that have inhabited East/Southeast Asia over the past ca. 10,000 years through cranial...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMatsumura, H
dc.contributor.authorHung, Hsiao-chun
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Lan Cuong
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Yafeng
dc.contributor.authorGang, He
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Chi
dc.contributor.editorPhillip Piper
dc.contributor.editorHirofumi Matsumura
dc.contributor.editorDavid Bulbeck
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-16T23:39:06Z
dc.date.available2019-09-16T23:39:06Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781760460945
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/170453
dc.description.abstractGaomiao, the eponymous archaeological site of the Gaomiao Culture (ca. 7500–5500 BP) has produced evidence of a unique hunter-gatherer society in Hunan Province, China, that produced fine decorated pottery. The human remains unearthed from this site provided an excellent opportunity to assess phenotypic and biological relationships between the Gaomiao and prehistoric and modern human populations that have inhabited East/Southeast Asia over the past ca. 10,000 years through cranial morphometrics. The assessment of morphometric affinity presented here addresses the peopling of East Asia, particularly in the context of the ‘two-layer’ hypothesis describing the population history of this region. The results suggest that the Gaomiao skeletons inherited genetic signatures from early colonising populations of Late Pleistocene southern Eurasian origin to a certain extent, and might share a common ancestry with present-day Australian Aboriginal and Melanesian people.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofNew Perspectives in Southeast Asian and Pacific Prehistory
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.rightsCopyright of the text remains with the authors, 2017.
dc.source.urihttps://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/terra-australis/new-perspectives-southeast-asian-and-pacific-prehistory
dc.titleMid-Holocene hunter-gatherers 'Gaomiao' in Hunan, China: The first of the Two-layer Model in the population history of East/Southeast Asia
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor210103 - Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5582616xPUB39
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5582616xPUB39
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMatsumura, H, Sapporo Medical University
local.contributor.affiliationHung, Hsiao-Chun, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Lan Cuong, Institute of Archaeology
local.contributor.affiliationZhao, Yafeng, The Cultural Relics and Archaeological Research Institution
local.contributor.affiliationGang, He, The Cultural Relics and Archaeological Research Institution
local.contributor.affiliationZhang, Chi, Peking University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage61
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage78
local.identifier.doi10.22459/TA45.03.2017.04
local.identifier.absseo970121 - Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
local.identifier.absseo950502 - Understanding Asia's Past
dc.date.updated2019-04-14T08:32:06Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationActon, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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