A New Archaeology Initiative to Elucidate the Formation Process of Chinese Civilization

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A01 Group

A02 Group

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B01 Group

Papers and Research Notes

Hitomi Hongo, Hiroki Kikuchi, Hiroo Nasu, 2021. Beginning of pig management in Neolithic China: comparison of domestication processes between northern and southern regions. Animal Frontiers, Vol. 11(3): 30–42. https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfab021

Kai-hsuan HSU, Masaki EDA, Hiroki KIKUCHI, Guoping SUN, 2021. Neolithic avifaunal resource utilisation in the lower Yangtze River: A case study of the Tianluoshan site. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Vol. 37: 102929. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102929

Masaki EDA, Minoru Morimoto, Toshifumi Mizuta and Takao Inoué, 2020. ZooMS for birds: discrimination of Japanese archaeological chickens and indigenous pheasants using collagen peptide fingerprinting. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Vol. 34: 102635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102635

Masaki EDA, 2020. The osteological microevolution of red junglefowl and domestic fowl under the domestication process. Quaternary International, Available online. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.10.001

B02 Group

Papers and Research Notes

Shinya Shoda, OrcID, Hiroo Nasu, Kohei Yamazaki, Natsuki Murakami, Geon-Ju Na, Sung-Mo Ahn, Minoru Yoneda, 2021. Dry or Wet? Evaluating the Initial Rice Cultivation Environment on the Korean Peninsula. Agronomy, Vol. 11(5): 929. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/11/5/929

Enrico R. Crema, Shinya Shoda, 2021. A Bayesian approach for fitting and comparing demographic growth models of radiocarbon dates: A case study on the Jomon-Yayoi transition in Kyushu (Japan). PLOS ONE, Vol. 16(5): e0251695. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251695


Shinya Shoda, Natsuki Murakami, Akhan Onggaruly, Yana Lukpanova, Emma Usmanova, Elina Ananyevskaya, Helen Talbot, Giedre Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute, Oliver E. Craig. Preliminary results of pottery organic residue analysis of Bronze Age to Early Iron Age, Kazakhstan, Beyond being a pastoralist in Central Asia “Margins or Nodes” concluding online conference, March 26, 2021 (Vilnius University)

Shinya Shoda, Natsuki Murakami, Oliver Craig, Joon-ho Son, Giedre Motuzaite Matuzeviciute. Prehistoric Pottery and Beyond: Biomarker and Isomeric Identification of Crop Consumption Across Eurasia, The Origin of Eurasian Foodways and Cuisines: Environmental challenges and culinary solutions to food globalization in prehistory, November 7, 2020 (Washington University in St. Louis)

C01 Group

Papers and Research Notes

Okazaki, K., Takamuku, H., Kawakubo, Y., Hudson, M., Chen, J., 2021. Cranial morphometric analysis of early wet-rice farmers in the Yangtze River Delta of China. Anthropological Science. https://doi.org/10.1537/ase.210325

C02 Group