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dc.contributor.advisorHoopes, John
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Hai
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-15T04:29:07Z
dc.date.available2008-09-15T04:29:07Z
dc.date.issued2008-08-20
dc.date.submitted2008
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations2.umi.com/ku:2671
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/4195
dc.description.abstractThe understanding of the origins of rice domestication and agriculture is poor due to a lack of a multidisciplinary synthesis within a comprehensive theoretical model. The purpose of this study is to offer a new synthesis of data and a new theoretical model for where, when, how and why issues concerning the origins of rice agriculture. The principal methodology of this study has been to apply Western theories to available archaeological, archaeobotanical, and paleoenvironmental data. A theory of coevolutionary change, one that outlines a three-stage model of incidental-, specialized-, and agricultural domestication, is used to understand the process that resulted in the fully matured practice of rice agriculture. This dissertation suggests that rice agriculture emerged through a long-term process between 12,000 and 7,000 years ago. It identifies three independent centers for the origins of rice agriculture in China: the Middle Yangzi Valley, the Lower Yangzi Valley, and the Huai Valley.
dc.format.extent342 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectAnthropology
dc.subjectArchaeology
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectRice
dc.subjectOryza sativa
dc.subjectDomestication
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectOrigins
dc.titleA THREE-STAGE MODEL FOR THE DOMESTICATION OF ORYZA SATIVA AND THE EMERGENCE OF RICE AGRICULTURE IN CHINA, 12,000 - 7,000 BP
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberHofman, Jack
dc.contributor.cmtememberRadovanovic, Ivana
dc.contributor.cmtememberAdair, Mary
dc.contributor.cmtememberYounger, John
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineAnthropology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPH.D.
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kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
kusw.bibid6857190
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