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The ancient dispersal of millets in southern China: New archaeological evidence

Deng, Zhenhua; Hung, Hsiao-Chun; Fan, Xuechun; Huang, Yunming; Lu, Houyuan


This study presents the first direct evidence of millet cultivation in Neolithic southeast coastal China. Macroscopic plant remains and phytoliths, together with direct accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dates on crops, have shown that both foxtail millet and broomcorn millet were cultivated with rice in the Huangguashan and Pingfengshan sites in Fujian province around 4000–3500 cal. BP. Ratios of different parts of crop remains revealed that crop processing activities such as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Holocene
DOI: 10.1177/0959683617714603


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