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dc.contributor.authorPrendergast, Mary E.
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Jiarong
dc.contributor.authorBar-Yosef, Ofer
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-15T16:21:48Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationPrendergast, Mary E., Jiarong Yuan, Ofer Bar-Yosef. 2009. Resource intensification in the Late Upper Paleolithic: A view from southern China. Journal of Archaeological Science 36(4): 1027-1037.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-4403en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4554228
dc.description.abstractResource intensification is often viewed as a precursor to sedentism and thereby to agriculture. Late Upper Paleolithic sites in China are also seen as important precursors to the beginnings of sedentism and agriculture, but few faunal assemblages have been studied in detail and therefore little is known of pre-Neolithic economies in the region. A large faunal sample from a key site for early pottery and possible rice collection sheds light on subsistence strategies at the end of the Paleolithic. We apply an array of taphonomic analyses to the mammal remains to investigate the extent to which carcasses were processed for within-bone nutrients, which we see as a possible indicator of resource intensification. Determining if this is a regional trend, and/or represents diachronic change in subsistence strategies, will depend on the availability of comparative data in the future.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAnthropologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1016/j.jas.2008.12.002en_US
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dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectUpper Paleolithicen_US
dc.subjectYuchanyanen_US
dc.subjectzooarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjecthuntingen_US
dc.subjecttaphonomyen_US
dc.subjectmarrowen_US
dc.subjectgreaseen_US
dc.titleResource Intensification in the Late Upper Paleolithic: A View from Southern Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Archaeological Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorBar-Yosef, Ofer
dash.embargo.until10000-01-01
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jas.2008.12.002*
dash.contributor.affiliatedBar-yosef, Ofer


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