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Food and ritual resources in hunter-gatherer societies: Canarium nuts in southern China and beyond

Deng, Zhenhua; Hung, Hsiao-Chun; Li, Zhen; Carson, Mike; Huang, Qiang; Huang, Yunzhong; Lu, Houyuan

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Archaeobotanical studies tend to concentrate on the evidence for specialised agricultural food production, with less attention directed towards the use of plant foods within hunter-gatherer contexts. Here, the authors present evidence for the exploitation of Canarium nuts from four late hunter-gatherer sites in southern China. Canarium nuts contributed to the inhabitants’ diets from as early as 9000 cal BP. They also identify new uses of Canarium, c. 4500–4400 cal BP, as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/264009
Source: Antiquity
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2019.173

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