Bio-Anthropological Studies of Early Holocence Hunter-Gatherer Sites at Huiyaotian and Liyupo in Guangxi China

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2017

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Matsumura, H
Hung, Hsiao-chun
Zhen, Li
Shinoda, Ken-ichi

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National Museum of Nature and Science Tokyo

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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 ritual offerings in the context of the introduction of rice and millet farming. The results are examined in the context of Canarium use across the wider Asia-Pacific region.

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Open Access via publisher website

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.15184/aqy.2019.173

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2099-12-31