Leadership Strategies, Economic Activity, and Interregional Interaction

Social Complexity in Northeast China

  • Gideon Shelach

Part of the Fundamental Issues in Archaeology book series (FIAR)

About this book


An attempt to render Chinese archaeology more accessible to Western readers through a detailed case study of approximately 16,000 years of cultural development in northeastern China. The author addresses prehistoric sociopolitical processes in the Dongbei region through an analysis of both his and other researchers' field data and demonstrates the potential contribution of conducting archaeological research into anthropology-related issues in China.


China Chinese archaeology Dongbei region Vor- und Frühgeschichte cultural development interregional interaction northeast China

Authors and affiliations

  • Gideon Shelach
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46090-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47164-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8040
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