The origin of rice cultivation in the Lower Yangtze Region, China

Older rice remains have been found in this area, it is safe to say that rice cultivation began during Kuahuqiao and Hemudu cultures

Shin-ichi Nakamura

2010

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  • Older rice remains have been found in this area, it is safe to say that rice cultivation began during Kuahuqiao and Hemudu cultures
  • It was only a part of broad-spectrum production highly dependent on lacustrine resources, and it took another millennium to establish the ancient civilization based on rice cultivation

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