The Spread of Cultivated Rice into Southwestchina
Changfu Chen, Juzhong Zhang, Yuzhang Yang

Archaeobotany data from the Baodun culture in Chengdu Plain have provided very important evidence to discuss the spread of cultivated rice into Southwest China. Based on the climatic condition, archaeological cultures elements such as bottompointed bottle and archaeobotany data, this paper argued that the origin of cultivated rice and millet in the Baodun culture is caused by southward expansion of the late Neolithic culture in the Wei and Min Rivers through a crescent-shaped fashion along the border region from Northeast to Southwest China. Rice and millet agriculture development in Chengdu Plain then spread quickly to northwestern Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi, eventually the Indo-China Peninsula.

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