Fire and flood management of coastal swamp enabled first rice paddy cultivation in east China

  title={Fire and flood management of coastal swamp enabled first rice paddy cultivation in east China},
  author={Y. Zong and Z. Chen and J. Innes and C. Chen and Z. Wang and H. Wang},
The adoption of cereal cultivation was one of the most important cultural processes in history, marking the transition from hunting and gathering by Mesolithic foragers to the food-producing economy of Neolithic farmers. In the Lower Yangtze region of China, a centre of rice domestication, the timing and system of initial rice cultivation remain unclear. Here we report detailed evidence from Kuahuqiao that reveals the precise cultural and environmental context of rice cultivation at this… Expand
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