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Water management and wheat yields in ancient China: Carbon isotope discrimination of archaeological wheat grains
Zhou Xinying1,2,3; Zhu Lin4,5; Spengler, Robert N.6; Zhao Keliang1,2,3; Liu Junchi1,2,3; Xu Xing4,5; Bao Yige1,2; Dodson, John7; Xu Hai8; Li Xiaoqiang1,2,3
Corresponding AuthorZhou Xinying(zhouxinying@ivpp.ac.cn) ; Zhu Lin(zhu_l@nxu.edu.cn)
2021-02-01
Source PublicationHOLOCENE
ISSN0959-6836
Volume31Issue:2Pages:285-293
AbstractThe evaluation of ancient crop production and its response to climate change is key to exploring the ancient demographic and social changes. Wheat is currently the third most widely cultivated crop worldwide and was a major component across of the agricultural systems of the ancient Eurasia. In this study, the Delta C-13 values of 116 charred wheat grains from 28 archaeological sites, with direct AMS C-14 dating of 3952 +/- 66 to 389 +/- 73 cal yr BP, across northern China are reported. The result shows that the Delta C-13 values estimated wheat yields ranged from 0.5 to 2.5 Mg ha(-1), during the past 4000 years. The water supply and grain yield of wheat cultivation is the highest in China during the Bronze Age; however, the water supply and yield were significantly affected by climate fluctuation in the middle-late Holocene. No significant long-term trend of increasing wheat yield is observed over this interval, but a correlation between Delta C-13 values estimated wheat yield and cyclical climate changes can be noted.
Keywordagricultural transition carbon isotope climate change crop exchange human adaptation wheat
DOI10.1177/0959683620970249
Indexed BySCI ; SCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000612426100012
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/15904
Collection黄土与第四纪地质国家重点实验室(2010~)
Corresponding AuthorZhou Xinying; Zhu Lin
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Vertebrate Evolut & Human Origin, Inst Vertebrate Paleontol & Paleonanthropol, Xizhimenwai 142 Xicheng Zone, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Earth Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.CAS Ctr Excellence Life & Paleoenvironm, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Ningxia Univ, State Key Lab Breeding Base Land Degradat & Ecol, 489 Helan Mt West Rd, Yinchuan 750021, Ningxia, Peoples R China
5.Ningxia Univ, sKey Lab Restorat & Reconstruct Degraded Ecosyst, Yinchuan, Ningxia, Peoples R China
6.Max Planck Inst Sci Human Hist, Jena, Germany
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Environm, Beijing, Peoples R China
8.Tianjin Univ, Inst Surface Earth Syst Sci, Tianjin, Peoples R China
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Zhou Xinying,Zhu Lin,Spengler, Robert N.,et al. Water management and wheat yields in ancient China: Carbon isotope discrimination of archaeological wheat grains[J]. HOLOCENE,2021,31(2):285-293.
APA Zhou Xinying.,Zhu Lin.,Spengler, Robert N..,Zhao Keliang.,Liu Junchi.,...&Li Xiaoqiang.(2021).Water management and wheat yields in ancient China: Carbon isotope discrimination of archaeological wheat grains.HOLOCENE,31(2),285-293.
MLA Zhou Xinying,et al."Water management and wheat yields in ancient China: Carbon isotope discrimination of archaeological wheat grains".HOLOCENE 31.2(2021):285-293.
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