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Prehistoric Walled Settlements in the Chengdu Plain

Prehistoric Walled Settlements in the Chengdu Plain © Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 PREHISTORIC WALLED SETTLEMENTS IN THE CHENGDU PLAIN BY WANG YI 王毅 (Chengdu Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology) Translated by Wenbin Peng 彭文彬 and Mark Pittner Abstract The Baoduncun Culture, named after prehistoric walled settlements in the Chengdu Plain, was a regional archaeological culture distributed in the western part of the Sichuan Basin along the upper reaches of the Yangzi River and centered in the Chengdu Plain. Dating from the Late Neolithic (or Chalcolithic) and contemporaneous with the Long- shan cultures of northern China, its recent discovery constitutes a major achievement in the clarification of the pre-Qin archaeological sequences in southwestern China. The Baoduncun Culture, like the Sanxingdui Culture that followed it, is highly instructive demonstrating the special status that the Sichuan Basin, particularly its western por- tion, holds as a place of origin and a center of development of ancient civilization in the upper Yangzi River valley. History of Baoduncun Culture discoveries Major fieldwork relating to the Neolithic period in the Sichuan Basin began in 1953, when the Bianduishan 邊堆山 site was discovered in Mianyang 綿陽 County (now City), Sichuan Province, and provision- ally dated to the Neolithic period http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of East Asian Archaeology Brill

Prehistoric Walled Settlements in the Chengdu Plain

Journal of East Asian Archaeology , Volume 5 (1): 109 – Jan 1, 2003

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Brill
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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1387-6813
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1568-5233
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10.1163/156852303776172962
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© Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 PREHISTORIC WALLED SETTLEMENTS IN THE CHENGDU PLAIN BY WANG YI 王毅 (Chengdu Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology) Translated by Wenbin Peng 彭文彬 and Mark Pittner Abstract The Baoduncun Culture, named after prehistoric walled settlements in the Chengdu Plain, was a regional archaeological culture distributed in the western part of the Sichuan Basin along the upper reaches of the Yangzi River and centered in the Chengdu Plain. Dating from the Late Neolithic (or Chalcolithic) and contemporaneous with the Long- shan cultures of northern China, its recent discovery constitutes a major achievement in the clarification of the pre-Qin archaeological sequences in southwestern China. The Baoduncun Culture, like the Sanxingdui Culture that followed it, is highly instructive demonstrating the special status that the Sichuan Basin, particularly its western por- tion, holds as a place of origin and a center of development of ancient civilization in the upper Yangzi River valley. History of Baoduncun Culture discoveries Major fieldwork relating to the Neolithic period in the Sichuan Basin began in 1953, when the Bianduishan 邊堆山 site was discovered in Mianyang 綿陽 County (now City), Sichuan Province, and provision- ally dated to the Neolithic period

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Journal of East Asian ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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