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26 Eastern Asia: archaeology

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Zhang Chi,
  2. Hung Hsiao-chun

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm826

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Chi, Z. and Hsiao-chun, H. 2013. 26 Eastern Asia: archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter examines the prehistory of migration in China from the Late Paleolithic onwards, with a focus on the Neolithic and the spreads of early agricultural societies from the Yangzi River and Yellow River basins, and regions in between. Some of these migrations contributed to the origins of many populations in Southeast Asia, to be considered in the following chapters.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • Asia;
  • Holocene;
  • China;
  • Southeast Asia