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New radiocarbon and archaeobotanical evidence reveal the timing and route of southward dispersal of rice farming in south China

Yang, Xiaoyan; Chen, Qiuhe; Ma, Yongchao; Li, Zhao; Hung, Hsiao-chun; Zhang, Qianglu; Jin, Zhiwei; Liu, Suoqiang; Zhou, Zhenyu; Fu, Xianguo


The origins and spreads of rice agriculture have been enduring topics, yet the timing and southward dispersal from the Yangtze River Basin have been difficult to trace, due to the scarcity of archaeobotanical data, especially systematic macro-plant remains examination, combined with the poor preservation in the humid climate and acidic soils of China’s southern provinces. Here, we report new radiocarbon dating and preserved rice phytolith evidence, derived from three Late Neolithic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-10-31
Type: Journal article
Source: Science Bulletin
DOI: 10.1016/j.scib.2018.10.011


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