Sourcing the interaction networks in Neolithic coastal China: a geochemical study of the Tianluoshan stone adzes
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Using geochemical techniques such as XRF, ICP-MS, and Sr-Nd isotope analysis, we conducted a sourcing study of the stone adzes of Tianluoshan (ca. 5000-7000 BP), an early Neolithic waterlogged site in Zhejiang Province, eastern China. The result demonstrates that about one-third of the lithic raw materials came from places of at least 50 km away, suggesting the existence of a long distance interaction network. Because Tianluoshan was located on the ancient coast, this result also has implications for studying the early Neolithic seafaring in China. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.