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A Preliminary Analysis of the Development of Neolithic Culture in Coastal Region of Guangdong

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Abstract

The coastline of Guangdong, in southern China, has a diverse topography. Prehistoric humans and their associated cultures have thrived in this region of the South China Sea’s north coast since the Neolithic Age. Over the last fifty years scholars from a variety of disciplines have carried out research on these primitive maritime cultures, investigating regional paleo-geography, archaeology and history. Among others, archaeologists have also closely studied and excavated Neolithic sites in the Pearl River Delta region; but many questions remain. Focusing on cultural chronology, cultural interaction and maritime subsistence, this chapter makes a systematic analysis of the archaeological remains left by the Neolithic cultures of this coastal region of Guangdong.

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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Mr. Rutian Zhu for drawing the images for this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangdong Institute of Cultural Relics and ArchaeologyGuangzhouChina

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