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Early Cultural Developments on the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: Establishing a New Chronological Scheme for the Liangshan Region

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dc.contributor.author Hein, Anke
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-06T17:47:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-06T17:47:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64742
dc.description.abstract Research on the eastern rim of the Tibetan Plateau is generally hampered by the lack of established chronologies. The mountains of southwest China in particular are not very well explored. As a point of intersection of various culture-geographic regions and of long-distance exchange networks, the Liangshan region in southwest Sichuan deserves special attention. Unfortunately, this area is usually excluded from studies into the prehistory of southwest China, chiefly because the archaeological material is remarkably heterogeneous and the local prehistoric cultural sequence therefore has long remained obscure. Based on the results of excavations and survey work conducted during recent decades, this article represents a first attempt to suggest a chronological scheme for southwest China and neighboring parts of Yunnan from the earliest evidence of human occupation around 3000 b.c. to the onset of large-scale Han influence around a.d. 100. Additionally, the article reconstructs processes of early cultural developments and human occupation of the southeastern rim of the Tibetan Plateau that can serve as a point of departure for future research on the prehistory of western China.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 56
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1
dc.subject Tibetan Plateau
dc.subject prehistory
dc.subject chronology
dc.subject Sichuan, Yunnan
dc.subject Liangshan
dc.subject cultural history
dc.title Early Cultural Developments on the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: Establishing a New Chronological Scheme for the Liangshan Region
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 2017 - Volume 56, Number 1 (Spring)


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