The Chinese Neolithic: Trajectories to Early States (New Studies in Archaeology)

  • Publish Date: 2007-09-03
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Li Liu
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The Yellow River valley of China, during the period ca. 7000-1500, saw the transformation of egalitarian societies into stratified chiefdoms giving rise to early states. This book examines that transformation, emphasizing the interplay of many factors affecting these processes, such as climatic fluctuation, population movements, inter-group competition, warfare, and long-distance exchange of valuables.