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Archaeobotanical evidence reveals the human-environment interactions during the 9th-13th centuries at Turpan, Xinjiang on the ancient Silk Road
Yao, Yi-Feng; Wang, Xia1; Guo, Wu2; Jiang, Hong-En; Li, Min; Ferguson, David K.; Wang, Yu-Fei; Li, Cheng-Sen
2020
Source PublicationVEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY
ISSN0939-6314
Volume29Issue:5Pages:539-552
AbstractThe ancient Silk Road was a link of economic-cultural exchanges and religious communication between China and the West. Turpan in Xinjiang is an important site on this road and was once one of the areas where Buddhism flourished in the Western Regions. However, the relationship between environment, agricultural activity and Buddhism has received little attention. Here we analyzed the adobe samples from the Bezikelike Grottoes, Turpan for pollen, plant remains and charcoal, and reconstructed a desert steppe vegetation under warm-humid conditions during the period of 9th-13th centuries. In particular the climate of middle 9th-10th centuries was quite pleasant, with a mean annual temperature of 14.2 degrees C and mean annual precipitation of 880 mm. Ancient people planted economic crops such as grape (Vitis vinifera) and cultivated cereals, including broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum), wheat (Triticum aestivum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare var. coeleste), indicating agricultural production activities were well-developed at that time. Further comparison with the oasis environment of the 5th century suggested that the development of agriculture may have created favourable environmental conditions for the flourishing of Buddhism at that time. This finding provides a new perspective for understanding the interaction between environment and humans on the ancient Silk Road.
KeywordAgricultural production Anthropocene Buddhism China Environment Human activity Palaeoclimatology
Subject AreaPlant Sciences ; Paleontology
DOI10.1007/s00334-019-00764-z
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordCHINA
WOS Research AreaPlant Sciences ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000505367200001
PublisherSPRINGER
SubtypeArticle
Publication PlaceNEW YORK
EISSN1617-6278
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of SciencesChinese Academy of Sciences [XDB26000000] ; National Key R&D Program of China [2017YFC0803803] ; China National Key Basic Research ProgramNational Basic Research Program of China [2014CB954201] ; National Natural Science Foundation of ChinaNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [41672171] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship Initiative [2018VBA0016]
Corresponding Author Emailyaoyf@ibcas.ac.cn ; wangyf@ibcas.ac.cn
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ibcas.ac.cn/handle/2S10CLM1/21962
Collection系统与进化植物学国家重点实验室
Affiliation1.Inst Bot, State Key Lab Systemat & Evolutionary Bot, 20 Nanxincun, Beijing 100093, Peoples R China
2.Henan Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci, 64 Longhai Middle Rd, Zhengzhou 450052, Henan, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Social Sci, Inst Archaeol, 27 Wangfujing Dajie, Beijing 100710, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Dept Archaeol & Anthropol, 19 A Yuquan Rd, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
5.Ferguson, David K.] Univ Vienna, Inst Palaeontol, UZA 2, Althanstr 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Yao, Yi-Feng,Wang, Xia,Guo, Wu,et al. Archaeobotanical evidence reveals the human-environment interactions during the 9th-13th centuries at Turpan, Xinjiang on the ancient Silk Road[J]. VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY,2020,29(5):539-552.
APA Yao, Yi-Feng.,Wang, Xia.,Guo, Wu.,Jiang, Hong-En.,Li, Min.,...&Li, Cheng-Sen.(2020).Archaeobotanical evidence reveals the human-environment interactions during the 9th-13th centuries at Turpan, Xinjiang on the ancient Silk Road.VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY,29(5),539-552.
MLA Yao, Yi-Feng,et al."Archaeobotanical evidence reveals the human-environment interactions during the 9th-13th centuries at Turpan, Xinjiang on the ancient Silk Road".VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY 29.5(2020):539-552.
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