Prehistoric disasters at Lajia Site, Qinghai, China

@article{Yang2003PrehistoricDA,
  title={Prehistoric disasters at Lajia Site, Qinghai, China},
  author={Xiaoyan Yang and Zhengkai Xia and Maolin Ye},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={48},
  pages={1877-1881}
}
Lajia Site, located near the upper reaches of the Yellow River and the border of Qinghai Province and Gansu Province, is a large-scale site of the Qijia Culture. In 2000 and 2001, archaeologists excavated an unusual scene of prehistoric dramatic and miserable disasters. Lots of geologic-geographic evidences revealed that the Lajia Site was ruined by coinstantaneous disasters, mainly floods from the Yellow River and earthquakes, accompanying mountainous torrents. Study on these disasters and… 
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