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Ref ID: 31721
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Li Guo,
Title: Neolithic sand bar sites round the Pearl River estuary area and Hainan: a comparative study
Date: 1996
Source: Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Notes: Proceedings of the 15th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Chiang Mai, Thailand 5 to 12 January 1994
Abstract: The many Neolithic sites found on coastal sand bars in the Pearl River estuary, Hong Kong and Hainan Island form a distinct type of site. Whereas some archaeologists have divided the coastal Neolithic into three or four periods the author prefers to recognise only two
an Early and a late Neolithic phase with rather different material assemblages. At many sites these are separated by a sterile layer probably caused by mid-Holocene sea level oscillations. Fishing and coastal foraging seem to have been major activities throughout the Neolithic but there is some evidence for a reduction of mobility and more permanent settlement in the Late Neolithic. A number of shell middens have been discovered on tributary streams further up the Pearl River delta and the relationship between these and the sand bar sites is explored.
Date Created: 10/19/2003
Volume: 15
Page Start: 211
Page End: 218