中文版  
 
Home
News
International exchange
Research
Database
Publication
Museum
Forum
About IA CASS
 
Research work
New methods and new perspective
Exploration on the origin of Chinese civilization
Settlement archaeology and archaeology of ancient cities
Archaeological sciences and technologies
Archaeology of Frontier areas and Sino-Foreign cultural exchange
Other topics
Excavation Report

Introduction
Administration
Academic departments
Archaeologists
Graduate education
Research center of Ancient Civilization
Conservation and research center of cultural heritage
MORE
Resource & Links
Universities
Museums
Digital museums
Research institutes
Other resources
Archaeological web sites in the world
MORE
HomeResearch workNew methods and new perspective
DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLEX SOCIETIES IN THE YILUO REGION
From:Chinese Archaeology  Writer:Qiao Yu  Date:2007-11-29
 
 
QIAO Yu
Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
No.27 Wangfujing Street, Beijing, P. R. China, 100710
 
 
ABSTRACT:
 
     The Yiluo basin is the heartland of the origin of early states in China. Based on archaeological data from the ongoing Yiluo project, I construct a GIS based study detailing the carrying capacity, catchment productivity, population fluctuation and development of social complexity in the surveyed region from the Peiligang to the Erlitou period. The study demonstrates that, although increase of population coincided with the initiation of social complexity, it probably did not lead to it in any direct causal way. Instead, the growing population might have provided more opportunities for elites to manipulate different strategies to maintain power and establish a more complex social structure. The study employ two models to explain the initiation of social complexity: 1) the “tribute” model, 2) the “special resources” model. Although there are some limitations in this study and some of the specific interpretations may change as more data and finer chronological controls become available, the analytical methods I employ here have shown great potential for application in future studies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This paper was published on
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association  Vol 27 (2007), Page 61-75

See full text, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Resource & Links | FAQ | About us | Contact us
Copyright 2007 The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IA CASS), P.R.China. All Rights Reserved
E-mail: archaeology@cass.org.cn
TEL:86-10-85115250 FAX: 86-10-65135532