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Staple Economies and Social Integration in Northeast China: Regional Organization in Zhangwu, Liaoning, China

  title={Staple Economies and Social Integration in Northeast China: Regional Organization in Zhangwu, Liaoning, China},
  author={James T. Williams},
The emergence of specialized mobile herding is long been thought to have taken place in Northeast China during the Late Bronze Age (1200 to 600 BCE). It is theorized that the interaction between specialized herders and sedentary farmers was the catalyst for increased social complexity in the region. However, in Northeast China there is little direct settlement and subsistence evidence which appears to indicate the emergence of mobile pastoralism. Therefore, theories based on the interaction… Expand
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