The Neolithic of Southern China–Origin, Development, and Dispersal

  title={The Neolithic of Southern China–Origin, Development, and Dispersal},
  author={Z. Chi and Z. Hung},
  journal={Asian Perspectives},
  pages={299 - 329}
  • Z. Chi, Z. Hung
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Asian Perspectives
  • According to direct evidence from archaeology and supporting evidence from comparative linguistics, the Neolithic cultures of the Yangtze alluvial plain played a significant role in the origins of rice cultivation and agricultural populations in East and Southeast Asia. The ultimate results of these developments, according to many authorities, were the dispersals of Austroasiatic and Austronesian-speaking peoples into Mainland and Island Southeast Asia. New archaeological discoveries suggest… CONTINUE READING
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