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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Barton, Loukas William
Early food production in China's western Loess Plateau
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI. 2009 [2015 copy]. xviii, 329 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Loukas William Barton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Middle-Upper Yellow River Middle Neolithic (AF48)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Laboratory analysis of materials other than dating methods in archaeology (1212);
Domesticated animals (231);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Settlement patterns (361);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This dissertation is about the site of Dadiwan, its excavation, and excavations in the western Loess Plateau. The site was intensively occupied at two different periods: during the Dadiwan (7900-7200 BP) and Yangshao (6800-4900 BP) phases (Component 6 pertains to Yangshao). In order to understand when millet agriculture became more than low-level food production, and because the physical archaeological evidence is limited, the author examined the stable isotope biochemistry of a sample of dogs, pigs, humans, and other animal remains from Dadiwan as an indicator of whether those people and animals consumed millet.
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UM 3396834 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of California, Davis, 2009 Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-287)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry; 2018
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
western Loess Plateau, Gansu, China
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