Development of social complexity in the Liaoxi area, northeast China
This work is a case study focusing on the long-term unique evolutionary trajectory of the prehistoric Liaoxi area, Northeast China. The emergence and dramatic decline of the Hongshan complex societies forms the core of this interpretation. Research on household and community levels are based previously excavated typical sites. The basic data for the spatial study at the regional level comes from the author's survey in the Lower Bang River and Upper Laohushan River valleys, Aohan Banner, Inner Mongolia. The structure of the work follows the chronology of the prehistoric cultures in Liaoxi.
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agricultural altar analysis animal bones Aohan Banner archaeological culture archaeological data archaeologists Baiyinchanghan Bang River valley biggest house bone tools cairn Chahai chiefdom Chifeng Chinese archaeologists collapse cosmological knowledge Danangou cemetery Dawenkou culture Earle evolutionary excavated floor assemblages hearth Hongshan culture Hongshan elite Hongshan ideology Hongshan period Hongshan social complexity Hongshan societies house F2 house floors house row household IACASS important indicate indoor burial Inner Mongolia jade objects Jiahu kinship leadership strategies Liaoning Liaoningsheng Liaoxi area located Lower Bang River magic circle Mesoamerica microlithic blades middle millet motif Nantaizi Niuheliang ornaments pits polity pottery prehistoric China prestige production ritual complex ritual practice settlement archaeology settlement pattern Shelach social complexity stone axe stone tools subsistence economy survey Table turtle types Xiaoheyan culture Xiaoshan Xinglonggou Xinglongwa culture Xinglongwa period Yellow River Yellow River valley Zhaobaogou culture Zhaobaogou period zun vessel