Liu, Li, 1953 December 12-. Emergence of social inequality: the middle Neolithic (5000 - 3000 BC)

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Emergence of social inequality: the middle Neolithic (5000 - 3000 BC)

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The archaeology of China: from the late paleolithic to the early bronze age

Published By: Original publisher The archaeology of China: from the late paleolithic to the early bronze age Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2012. 169-212 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Li Liu ; Xingcan Chen

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 Identification (101); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Cultural participation (184); Ceramic technology (323); Public structures (344); Settlement patterns (361); Visual arts (5311); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social relationships and groups (571); Territorial hierarchy (631); Magical and mental therapy (755); Burial practices and funerals (764); Cult of the dead (769); Ritual (788);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The authors provide an overview of a number of middle Neolithic cultural phases in eastern China (Hongshan, Beixin, Dawenkou, Yangshao, Daxi, Hemudu, Majiabang), and several from southeastern coastal China and Taiwan. They discuss changes in settlement patterns and settlement hierarchy, architecture, burials, status items, ceramic styles (and other evidence in an examination of nascent cultural interaction), ritual power, social complexity, elites, and inequality.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. af48-013

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

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 Archaeologist - 4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2019

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 7000-5000 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) China; Taiwan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yangsaho//Antiquities, Prehistoric--China

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