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Phytolith evidence for human-plant subsistence in Yahuai Cave (Guangxi, South China) over the past 30000 years
Wu, Yan1,2; Xie, Guangmao3,4; Mao, Limi (毛礼米)5; Zhao, Zhijun6; Belmaker, Miriam7
2020-07-29
Source PublicationSCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES
ISSN1674-7313
Pages13
Abstract

South China preserves a rich archaeological record elucidating the evolution of early modern humans during the Late Pleistocene. However, few studies on plant utilization were conducted in this region. We used phytolith analysis from Yahuai Cave, Guangxi, to infer human use of plant resources over the past 30000 years. AMS(14)C dating was used to constrain the chronological framework. Results indicate that several economically essential species were present throughout the sequence including Urticineae (cf.Ulmussp.), which appears in the lower layers of the sequence (Marine Isotope Stage 3 through Heinrich 1); bamboo and palm which appear throughout the sequence, and wild rice which appears in a clear archaeological context dating to 16000 years ago. This is the earliest record of wild rice in South China and a prerequisite for rice domestication. The unique stone tool assemblages, which resemble those in north China as opposed to South China, point to the possibility that humans, seeking refuge from the colder north, brought their tool kit with them and utilized familiar northern taxa. Warmer South China would have served as a refuge for human populations escaping the cold, harsh climate in the north with more ameliorate conditions in the south.

KeywordPhytolith Wild rice South China Bamboo Late Pleistocene
DOI10.1007/s11430-020-9640-3
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordOLDUVAI GORGE ; RICE ; BAMBOO ; GRASSES ; DOMESTICATION ; CULTIVATION ; FREQUENCIES ; ARECACEAE ; PROSPECTS ; TANZANIA
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDB26000000] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41877427] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41730319] ; National Basic Research Program of China[2015CB953803] ; Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences[2018099]
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000554333500002
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/32145
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorWu, Yan; Xie, Guangmao
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Vertebrate Paleontol & Paleoanthropol, Key Lab Vertebrate Evolut & Human Origins, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
2.CAS Ctr Excellence Life & Paleoenvironm, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
3.Guangxi Normal Univ, Coll Hist Culture & Tourism, Guilin 541001, Peoples R China
4.Guangxi Inst Cultural Rel Protect & Archaeol, Nanning 530022, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Social Sci, Inst Archaeol, Beijing 100710, Peoples R China
7.Univ Tulsa, Dept Anthropol, Tulsa, OK 74104 USA
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Wu, Yan,Xie, Guangmao,Mao, Limi ,et al. Phytolith evidence for human-plant subsistence in Yahuai Cave (Guangxi, South China) over the past 30000 years[J]. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,2020:13.
APA Wu, Yan,Xie, Guangmao,Mao, Limi ,Zhao, Zhijun,&Belmaker, Miriam.(2020).Phytolith evidence for human-plant subsistence in Yahuai Cave (Guangxi, South China) over the past 30000 years.SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,13.
MLA Wu, Yan,et al."Phytolith evidence for human-plant subsistence in Yahuai Cave (Guangxi, South China) over the past 30000 years".SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES (2020):13.
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