Neolithic Transition in Guangxi: A Long Development of Hunting-Gathering Society in Southern China

Hsiao-chun Hung, Zhang Chi, H Matsumura, Li Zhen

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    Abstract

    Since the early 20th Century, it has been argued that Southeast Asia was occupied initially by an Australo-Melanesian population that later underwent substantial genetic admixture with East Asian immigrants associated with the spread of agriculture from the Neolithic period onwards. This model currently is known as the Two-Layer Hypothesis. Through multivariate comparisons, using cranial and dental metrics, several previous studies concluded the Two-Layer formation of prehistoric populations in Southeast Asia (e.g. Matsumura and Zuraina[1]; Matsumura and Pookajorn[2]; Matsumura[3]; Matsumura et al.[4][5][6]7KLVK\SRWKHVLVKDVEHHQFRQ¿UPHGE\JHQHWLFVWXG\ in northern Vietnam (e.g. Shinoda[7]). A key focus of this research in this volume is to understand the ancient population formation especially during the late Pleistocene and middle Holocene in southern China. Souther
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBio-Anthropological Studies of Early Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Sites at Huiyaotian and Liyupo in Guangxi, China
    Editors Hirofumi Matsumura Hsiao-chun Hung Li Zhen Kenichi Shinoda
    Place of PublicationTokyo, Japan.
    PublisherNational Museum of Nature and Science Tokyo
    Pages205-228pp
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78491-665-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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