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Authors: Nguyen Viet,
Title: Hoabinhian macrobotanical remains from archaeological sites in Vietnam: Indicators of climate changes from the Late Pleistocene to the Early Holocene
Date: 2008
Source: Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Notes: Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Manila, Philippines, 20 to 26 March 2006
Abstract: This paper discusses the plant remains excavated from the Hoabinhian sites of Xom Trai (18,000-16,000 BP), Con Moong (12,500-8,500 BP), Dong Cang (11,000-10,000 BP) and Mai Da Dieu (19,500-8000 BP). Almost all the charred plant remains have been dated directly, except at Dong Cang, where the dates of the plant remains were based on C-14 dates of mollusk shells in equivalent layers. Nut shell fragments of Juglans (walnut), Castanopsis and Canarium are the main vegetable food remains in Hoabinhian sites in Vietnam from 20,000 to 8000 BP. The periods of cave exploitation overlap in the total Hoabinhian chronology and represent a long period of climate change from a cold climate at the LGM to a warmer climate in the early Holocene.
Date Created: 7/18/2008
Volume: 28
Page Start: 80
Page End: 83