Land degradation during the Bronze Age in Hexi Corridor (Gansu, China)

@inproceedings{Xinying2012LandDD,
  title={Land degradation during the Bronze Age in Hexi Corridor (Gansu, China)},
  author={Zhou Xin-ying and Li Xiaoqiang and John Dodson and Zhao Keliang and Pia Atahan and Sun Nan and Yang Qing},
  year={2012}
}
Pollen and charcoal analysis, with high resolution AMS C-14 dating, on two sediment sections in the Hexi Corridor track the process of settlement development and abandonment during the Bronze Age. The evidence shows that agricultural activity during the Bronze Age caused an increase in farmland and a decrease in the abundance of Artemisia grassland in the Hexi Corridor. Land degradation is probably the main cause for decreased agricultural activity and settlement abandonment. Agriculture… CONTINUE READING