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The first discovery of Neolithic rice remains in eastern Taiwan: phytolith evidence from the Chaolaiqiao site

Deng, Zhenhua; Hung, Hsiao-chun; Carson, Michael; Bellwood, Peter; Yang, Shu-ling; Lu, Houyuan


Located in the key junction between mainland China and Island Southeast Asia, Taiwan is of great significance for our understanding of the southeastward dispersal of rice agriculture in the prehistoric period. Until now, quite limited archaeobotanical work has been done in this region. In eastern Taiwan, no archaeological evidence of rice agriculture has been obtained, probably owing to the poor preservation conditions for plant macroremains. Here, we report a new discovery of 4200-year-old...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-017-0471-z


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