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Journal of World Prehistory

, Volume 27, Issue 3–4, pp 295–307 | Cite as

The Transformation of Farming Cultural Landscapes in the Neolithic Yangtze Area, China

  • Keisuke Makibayashi
Article

Abstract

This paper discusses aspects of landscape formation in the age of Neolithization, with examples of the farming-culture formation process in the Yangtze (長江) area of China. This research systematically links practical archaeological artefacts with farming culture to explore the development of the farming cultural landscape. In addition, differences between farming formation processes in the Lower Yangtze and Middle Yangtze areas are demonstrated from a landscape perspective, moving beyond the present culture-historical understanding of rice cultivation in the greater Yangtze area.

Keywords

Yangtze area Rice cultivation Cultivation system Consumption system Landscape 

摘要

本文以长江流域农业化的过程作为具体事例来讨论中国新石器时代的农业景观形成过程。史前中国大陆地区存在有多种多样的农耕方式, 作为稻作地带的长江流域自然也应该有多种多样的农耕生产方式。本文将具体的考古资料与农业生产行为体系相结合作为分析方法。通过对农业行为的分析来讨论农业景观。得到的结论是, 在稻作地带的长江流域, 至少存在“长江下游”和“长江中游”两个不同的农业景观形成过程。

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center of Ancient East Asian Iron CultureEhime UniversityMatsuyamaJapan

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