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Leverhulme Trust Lecture: Early Holocene Lifeways in the Haidai Region of Northern China: New Discoveries and New Interpretations.

China was one of the centres for the origin and initial dispersal of farming lifestyles, based on the domestication of rice, millets and pigs. Professor Guiyun Jin will present new discoveries and interpretations about the transition from hunter-gatherers to Neolithic  farmers  in the Haidai region of northern China. She will describe new excavations and sources of data, some of it unpublished, providing insights into how farming developed and ultimately led to the rise of social complexity in the later Neolithic and beyond – the character of which will form the subject of  her second Leverhulme Lecture in June 2019.

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.

Please RSVP to events@reading.ac.uk by 30 January 2019 along with any dietary or access requirements. We will then provide joining instructions for the event closer to the time.

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Date:
7 February 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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