The Neolithic of Southeast China: Cultural Transformation and Regional Interaction on the Coast

by Tianlong Jiao

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1. Introduction

Defining the spatial-temporal framework, A historic review of archaeological research in southeast China, First Period: the 1930s-1950, Second Period: 1950-the early 1980s, Third Period: the middle 1980s-now, The Damaoshan and Huangguashan

2. The Environment of Southeast China

Geology, Geomorphology, Climate, Flora and Fauna, Sea level changes in Holocene

3. The Archaeological sequence of Southeast China’s prehistory

Palaeolithic background, Transition from Palaeolithic to Neolithic, The Neolithic cultures–– Coastal Region: The Keqiutou Culture and the early Neolithic of Southeast China, The Tanshishan Culture and the Middle Neolithic of Southeast China, The Huangguashan site, the Houshan site and the late Neolithic of coastal southeast China; Inland Region: The Niubishan Site and the Doumishan site, The Haochuan Cemetery, The Maling Culture, Bronze Age Cultures, The Huangtulun Culture, The Fubin Culture, The Baizhuduan

4. Southeast China and the Austronesian homeland

Models for the Austronesian homeland, Archaeological sequence of the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic cultures in Taiwan, The Palaeolithic cultures in Taiwan, The Neolithic cultures in Taiwan The Middle Neolithic cultures in Taiwan, The interaction sphere spanning the Taiwan Strait during Neolithic time: a geochemical approach

5. Typological analysis of stone adzes: implications for cultural change and regional interaction in Southeast China

Adzes, cultural changes and regional interactions, Models for the typology of stone adzes in Southeast China: a review, Typological analysis of the Neolithic stone adzes in Fujian, Typology of the stone adzes of the Keqiutou site, Adze typology of the Tanshishan site, Adzes typology of the Xitou site, Adze typology of the Huangguashan site

6. Archaeological Investigations of the Damaoshan site

Background to the investigation, The Setting, Excavation method and aims, Stratigraphy, Dating

7. Analysis of the Damaoshan Archaeological Materials: artifacts

Typological analysis of the Artifacts of the Damaoshan site, Pottery, Stone tools, Other artifacts, The sourcing of stone adzes, The context and geochemistry of stone adzes and geological samples, Geological background of the Dongshan Island and Southeast China, Provenance of the stone adzes of the Damaoshan site, Summary of the adze sourcing

8. Analysis of the Faunal remains of the Damaoshan site

Marine shellfishes, Sampling and identification method, Distribution of the abundance of shellfish species, Shellfish food processing, Marine Fishes, Sampling and identification, Fishing techniques, Non-fish marine animals, Terrestrial animal bones, Sampling and identification, Animal food processing methods

9. Archaeological Investigation of the Huangguashan site

Background to the investigation, The geographic setting, Excavation method and aims, Stratigraphy, Features, Dating

10. Analysis of the Huangguashan Archaeological Materials

Stylistic analysis of the artifacts, Stone tools, Bone artifacts, Pottery, Fauna, Terrestrial animals, Shellfishes, Size changes of Tegillarca groanosa and its implication, Macrobotanic remains, Phytolith analysis

11. Conclusion: Huangguashan, Damaoshan, and the Prehistory of Southeast China

Towards a new chronology of Southeast China’s Neolithic, The changes of material culture and subsistence patterns, The Neolithic exchange networks in Southeast China, Rethinking the expansions of the proto-Austronesians, Suggestions for future research

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