Transformations of subsistence economy and landscape dynamics in Inner Mongolia from the Neolithic Age to the early Iron Age

The main purpose of the study is to understand (1) how the Inner Mongolia region transformed from agriculture to pastoralism during the time period; (2) how different land-use traditions shaped agricultural and pastoral behaviors (i.e. sedentariness vs mobility, and fortified settlements vs open settlements); (3) how the subsistence-economy transformation was linked to past increase in population, which was observed as shifts in site density by Hosner & Wagner et al. (2016); furthermore, (4) to provide a preliminary understanding of the dynamics of the driving factors behind the socio-economic changes in a region with links to both agricultural and pastoral traditions.

Eintrag bearbeitet: 12-01-2022