The earliest archaeobiological evidence of the broadening agriculture in China recorded at Xishanping site in Gansu Province

@article{Li2007TheEA,
  title={The earliest archaeobiological evidence of the broadening agriculture in China recorded at Xishanping site in Gansu Province},
  author={Xiaoqiang Li and Xinying Zhou and Jie Zhou and John R. Dodson and Hongbin Zhang and Xue Qun Shang},
  journal={Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={50},
  pages={1707-1714}
}
The crop types and agricultural characteristic are reconstructed using the archaeobiological proxies of pollen, seed and phytolith at Xishanping site in Gansu Province between 5250 and 4300 cal a BP. The agricultural activity strengthened in Xishanping from 5100 cal a BP. It appeared the earliest cultivation of prehistoric rice in the most northwest China at 5070 cal a BP. The sudden disappearance of conifers and expansion of chestnut trees is likely to be the result of selective hewing of… CONTINUE READING

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