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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Archaeological sites distribution and its physical environmental settings between ca 260-2.2 ka BP in Guizhou, Southwest China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LI K. (1) ; ZHU C. (1) ; JIANG F. (2) ; LI B. (1) ; WANG X. (3) ; CAO B. (4) ; ZHAO X. (4) ;
(1) School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, CHINE
(2) Xinjiang Inst. of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi, CHINE
(3) College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(4) Guizhou Provincial Inst. of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Guiyang, CHINE

Abstract

This study presents an analysis of the spatial-temporal distribution of 230 archaeological sites in Guizhou Province, Southwest China for 3 selected time periods from the Paleolithic Age to the Shang-Zhou Dynasties. The relationship between archaeological sites distribution and environmental changes is also discussed based on paleo-environmental proxies of δ18O and δ13C recorded in stalagmites from Southwest China. The results suggest that climate fluctuations had little impact on human settlements in this study area. The distinct physical environment, especially the spatial patterns of karst landforms and arable land played an important role in the archaeological sites distribution of Guizhou

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no3 [pp. 526-538]

Bibliographic references : 47 ref.

Collation : 5 fig.

Language

Anglais

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-014-1104-4

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