Stratification in the peopling of China: How far does the linguistic evidence match genetics and archaeology?

  title={Stratification in the peopling of China: How far does the linguistic evidence match genetics and archaeology?},
  author={Roger Blench},
The concept of synthesising linguistics, archaeology and genetics in the reconstruction of the past is becoming a commonplace; but the reality is that each discipline largely pursues its own methods and what little interaction there is remains marginal. Hence many of the questions asked are internal to the discipline, addressed to colleagues, not the larger sphere of understanding the past. China and East Asia in general are a particularly difficult case because so much of the linguistics and… 

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