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Archaeology Leverhulme Trust Lecture, The Origins of Farming Communities in the Haidai Region of Northern China: New Discoveries and New Interpretations.

Archaeology Leverhulme Trust Lecture, The Origins of Farming Communities in the Haidai Region of Northern China: New Discoveries and New Interpretations.

In the second lecture in this series, Professor Guiyun Jin will share fascinating insights of how people living in the Haidai Region of China transitioned from hunter gatherers to settled farmers. Early farmers, living in the Haidai region thousands of years ago developed intensive farming methods focusing on crops such as rice, millet and soybean and animals including pigs and dogs. They also farmed high-yield wild fruits and nuts, rich in starch, such as hazelnuts, water chestnut and Gorgon fruit, whilst hunting water fowl and fish. This
intensive and mixed subsistence strategy supported high yields and more stability allowing farming communities to become established and leading on to a sophisticated agricultural society as early as the third millennium BC. The main lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Archaeology foyer, all who join us for the lecture are invited to stay for the reception.

Booking is required and RSVPs for the event need to be directed to events@reading.ac.uk by Wednesday 8th May along with any dietary or access requirements.

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Date:
23 May 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Sorby Room, Wager Building

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