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La distribution spatiale de l'habitat en Chine dans la plaine Centrale à la transition entre le Néolithique et l'âge du Bronze (env. 2500-1050 av. n. è.)

Abstract : Settlement spatial organization in China has yet to be intensively investigated for the critical transition between the end of the Neolithic to the beginning of the Bronze Age, two periods which usually constitute separate fields in Chinese academia. In order to conduct a thorough study of this transition, this dissertation synthesizes the vast and growing corpus of excavation and mapping data of archaeological sites in order to highlight variations of spatial occupation and changes of population dynamics. This includes a comprehensive definition of the chronological and geographical parameters of these periods that integrates previous research with a systematic GIS database. A statistical and spatial analysis of settlement distribution within the entire Central Plains shows the exchanges network that structured the human occupation. A subsequent regional-scale analysis allows us to analyze spatial occupation density and demographic evolution. These analyses help to build new paradigms for understanding multi-rhythm temporality in early China and redefine the main characteristics of the significant transition period between the end of the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age.
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Pauline Sebillaud. La distribution spatiale de l'habitat en Chine dans la plaine Centrale à la transition entre le Néolithique et l'âge du Bronze (env. 2500-1050 av. n. è.). Archéologie et Préhistoire. Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01083064⟩

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