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Neolithisation in the southern Lesser Khingan Mountains: lithic technologies and ecological adaptation

  • Jian-Ping Yue (a1) (a2) (a3), You-Qian Li (a4) and Shi-Xia Yang (a1) (a2) (a5)

Abstract

North-east China occupies an important geographic position for understanding the process of Neolithisation in East Asia. Although archaeologists have long debated the trajectory of change in this region, a lack of intensive survey and excavation has precluded convincing interpretations. This article presents research on the newly excavated sites of Huayang and Taoshan in the southern Lesser Khingan Mountains, with a particular focus on the lithic assemblages. Comparative and environmental analyses demonstrate the largely uniform trajectory of lithic technologies across north-east China and close correspondence with Late Glacial palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental changes.

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