Periphery or land of cultural dynamics: rethinking prehistoric South China

  • Tracey L.-D. Lu Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Keywords: South China, pottery, foraging, farming, cultural dynamics

Abstract

South China has been viewed as a periphery in the archaeology of China. However, excavations and the application of multi-disciplinary approaches since the late 1990s facilitate a better understanding of the environment and resources, cultural chronology and diversity, and the dynamics between South China and adjacent areas, including the occurrence of pottery, the expansion of farming and the co-existence of different subsistence strategies. Prehistoric South China is a landmass where the cultures of the Yangzi River Valley interacted with local cultures, it also facilitates the cultural dynamics between the Yangzi River Valley and Southeast Asia.

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
Lu, T. L.-D. (2012). Periphery or land of cultural dynamics: rethinking prehistoric South China. Documenta Praehistorica, 39, 111-136. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.39.9
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