Sanzuodian: the structure, function and social significance of the earliest stone fortified sites in China

  title={Sanzuodian: the structure, function and social significance of the earliest stone fortified sites in China},
  author={Gideon Shelach and Kate Raphael and Yitzhak Jaffe},
  pages={11 - 26}
The authors present new research on the Chifeng area of north-eastern China where they have been studying the remains of a society of the second millennium BC. This northern region, which saw the introduction of agriculture at the same time as the Yellow River basin experienced a brief and intensive period of fortification in the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age: natural ridges above the valleys were ringed with double stone walls and semicircular towers enclosing clusters of round houses with… 
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