Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty

@article{Wu2016OutburstFA,
  title={Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty},
  author={Qinglong Wu and Zhijun Zhao and Li Liu and Darryl E. Granger and Hui Wang and David J. Cohen and Xiaohong Wu and Maolin Ye and Ofer Bar‐Yosef and Bin Lu and Jin Zhang and Peizhen Zhang and Dao-yang Yuan and Wuyun Qi and Linhai Cai and Shibiao Bai},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={353},
  pages={579 - 582}
}
Flood control initiates Chinese civilization Around four millennia ago, Emperor Yu the Great succeeded in controlling a huge flood in the Yellow River basin. This is considered to have led to the establishment of the Xia dynasty and the start of Chinese civilization. However, the dates of the events and the links between them have remained uncertain and controversial. Using stratigraphic data and radiocarbon dating, Wu et al. verify that the flood occurred and place the start of the Xia dynasty… 

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