In southern China, the oldest evidence for rice agriculture is currently much later than that for pottery production. Although early rice cultivation can be traced before 6000 bce in the middle Yellow and middle‐lower Yangzi valleys,
rice farming in southern China, especially in Fujian, Guangdong, and Guangxi,is not yet attested before 3000 bce (Zhang and Hung 2010; Yang et al. in press).
Instead, archaeological evidence prior to this date in coastal southern China still indicates a...[Show more]
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