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 Z. Zhao and L. Liu and D. Granger and H. Wang and D. Cohen and Xiaohong Wu and M. Ye and O. Bar-Yosef and Bin Lu and J. Zhang and P. Zhang and Dao-yang Yuan and Wuyun Qi and Linhai Cai and Shibiao Bai},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={353},
  pages={579 - 582}
}
  • Qinglong Wu, Z. Zhao, +13 authors Shibiao Bai
  • Published 2016
  • History, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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