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Soil carbon isotope ratios of the Zijing site, Qinling Mountains, China: Implications for defining the southern limit of millet agriculture
Zhang, P (Zhang, Pu)[ 1,2,3 ]; Liu, WG (Liu, Weiguo)[ 2,4 ]; Zhu, YZ (Zhu, Yizhi)[ 2 ]; Wang, H (Wang, Hong)[ 5 ]
2013-06-17
Source PublicationQUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL
Volume298Pages:171-176
Subtype期刊论文
Abstract

The inner Qinling Mountain basin is an ideal geographic area for examining the adaptation of the Yellow River Civilization into the transition zone of subtropical and warm temperate climates. Paleosol isotope and other geochemical and geophysical analyses were used to examine ancient farming and animal raising strategies, food structure, and past environment at the Zijing site on the inner Qinling Mountain basin. The organic carbon isotope suggests that the Neolithic and Bronze Age farmers in Zijing could cultivate up to 50% millet-like C-4 plants, developed from the Yellow River Civilization, and 50% C-3-like local plants during the interval from the Yangshao to the Xia-Shang cultures. The carbonate carbon isotope suggests that Zijing farmers could raise livestock on a relatively large scale during the Yangshao and Longshan periods. The carbon isotopic results are in agreement with other geochemical parameters, including soil organic and carbonate carbon contents, as well as the ratio of organic carbon and nitrogen. Magnetic susceptibility indicates a warmer and wetter climate condition from the Yangshao to the Xia-Shang cultures that facilitated agricultural development at this Neolithic site. The long cultural sequence sampled at this site shows that the millet-based agricultural system of the Yellow River Civilization at the Zijing site on the inner Qinling Mountain basin could have been practiced. In addition, the unusually negative delta C-13(sc) values likely also reflected a highly developed ancient agricultural civilization, which potentially has important implications for archaeology in China because of the southernmost record of millet agriculture in the Zijing site.

DOI10.1016/j.quaint.2013.01.003
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/10053
Collection加速器质谱中心
Corresponding AuthorZhang, P (Zhang, Pu)[ 1,2,3 ]
Affiliation1.State Key Laboratory of Continental Dynamics, Department of Environmental Science, Northwest University, Xi’an, China;
2.State Key Lab of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710075, China;
3.Department of Geology, Northwest University, Xi’an 710127, China;
4.School of Human Settlement and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China;
5.Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
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Zhang, P ,Liu, WG ,Zhu, YZ ,et al. Soil carbon isotope ratios of the Zijing site, Qinling Mountains, China: Implications for defining the southern limit of millet agriculture[J]. QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL,2013,298:171-176.
APA Zhang, P ,Liu, WG ,Zhu, YZ ,&Wang, H .(2013).Soil carbon isotope ratios of the Zijing site, Qinling Mountains, China: Implications for defining the southern limit of millet agriculture.QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL,298,171-176.
MLA Zhang, P ,et al."Soil carbon isotope ratios of the Zijing site, Qinling Mountains, China: Implications for defining the southern limit of millet agriculture".QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL 298(2013):171-176.
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