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Ref ID: 26972
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Hung, Hsiao-chun
Carson, Mike T.
Title: Foragers, fishers and farmers: origins of the Taiwanese Neolithic
Date: 2014
Source: Antiquity
Abstract: The Neolithic of Taiwan represents the first stage in the expansion of Austronesian-speaking peoples through the Pacific. Settlement and burial evidence from the Tapenkeng (TPK) or Dabenkeng culture demonstrates the development of the early Taiwanese Neolithic over a period of almost 2000 years, from its origin in the pre-TPK of the Pearl River Delta and south-eastern coastal China. The first TPK communities of Taiwan pursued a mixed coastal foraging and horticultural lifestyle, but by the late TPK rice and millet farming were practised with extensive villages and large settlements. The broad-spectrum subsistence diversity of the Taiwanese Neolithiic was an important factor in facilitating the subsequent expansion of Austronesian-speaking peoples to the Philippines and beyond.
Date Created: 10/16/2017
Volume: 88
Number: 342
Page Start: 1115
Page End: 1131