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Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research

Water Civilization

From Yangtze to Khmer Civilizations

Editors: Yasuda, Yoshinori (Ed.)

  • This is the first book which shows the origin and development of rice cultivating civilization in relation to the water environment in the Southeast Asia
  • This book presents a series of analyses conducted by various scientists in various fields and outlines an environmental history of East and Southeast Asia
  • Archaeological papers provide a detailed first-hand information of material evidence (including the first detailed ceramic chronology), which is valuable for all researchers working in the East and Southeast Asia
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Water Civilization: From Yangtze to Khmer Civilizations comprises three major topics: 1) Discovery of the origin of rice agriculture and the Yangtze River civilization in southern China was mainly based on investigation of the Chengtoushan archaeological site, the earliest urban settlement in East Asia. The origin of rice cultivation can be traced back to 10000 BC, with urban settlement starting at about 6000 BP; 2) The Yangtze River civilization collapsed around 4200 BP. Palaeoenvironmental studies including analyses of annually laminated sediments in East and Southeast Asia indicate a close relationship between climate change and the rise and fall of the rice-cultivating and fishing civilization; and 3) Migrations from southern China to Southeast Asia occurred after about 4200 BP. Archaeological investigation of the Phum Snay site in Cambodia, including analyses of DNA and human skeletal remains, reveals a close relationship to southern China, indicating the migration of people from southern China to Southeast Asia. This publication is an important contribution to understanding the environmental history of China and Cambodia in relation to the rise and fall of the rice-cultivating and fishing civilization, which we call water civilization.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Discovery of the Yangtze River Civilization in China

    Yasuda, Yoshinori

    Pages 3-45

  • Decline of the Yangtze River Civilization

    Yasuda, Yoshinori

    Pages 47-63

  • Comparative Study of the Artifacts of Phum Snay Site and the Wat Bo Temple’s Pottery Collection Database

    Akayama, Yozo

    Pages 67-93

  • Survey and Excavation of Phum Snay in 2007–2010

    Miyatsuka, Yoshihito (et al.)

    Pages 95-159

  • Non-Ceramic Grave Goods of Phum Snay in the Context of Sociopolitical Development in Northwest Cambodia

    Nojima, Yoko

    Pages 161-180

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54111-0
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Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54110-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Civilization
Book Subtitle
From Yangtze to Khmer Civilizations
Editors
  • Yoshinori Yasuda
Series Title
Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54111-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54111-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54110-3
Series ISSN
1879-7180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 477
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