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Field Reports

Bettinger, R.L., Barton, L., Elston, R.G.
2005a Report on 2002 Archaeological Fieldwork in Gansu and Ningxia Provinces, PRC. Prepared for the U.S. National Science Foundation BCS-Archaeology, Program NSF 01-153 High-Risk Survey For The Earliest Agriculture In North China Grant Number 0222742 (unpublished MS, completed in April, 2005)

Bettinger, R.L., Barton, L., Brantingham, P.J., Elston, R.G.
2005b Report on 2004 Archaeological Fieldwork at the Dadiwan Site, Shao Dian Village, Gansu Province, PRC. Prepared for the Pacific Rim Research Program (unpublished MS completed in April, 2005).

Barton, L., Morgan, C.T, Bettinger, R.L., Zhang, D.J.
2008 The archaeology of archaic and early modern humans in northwest China: a report on the 2007 Paleolithic Survey Project in eastern Longxi Basin, Gansu. Funded by The Leakey Foundation (unpublished MS, completed in February, 2008)


Books / Monographs / Dissertations

Barton, L.
2009 Food Production in China's Western Loess Plateau. Ph.D Dissertation. Davis: Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis

Madsen, D.B., F.H. Chen, and X. Gao (eds.)
2007 Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China. Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

An, C.B.
2004 Holocene Environment Change in the Western Part of the Chinese Loess Plateau and its Effect on Prehistoric Cultural Development. Ph.D Dissertation. Lanzhou: Environment and Resources College, Lanzhou University.

Madsen, D.B. (ed.)
2004 Entering America: Northeast Asia and Beringia Before the Last Glacial Maximum. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Brantingham, P.J., S.L. Kuhn, and K.W. Kerry (eds.)
2004 The Early Upper Paleolithic Beyond Western Europe. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Elston, R.G. and Kuhn, S.L. (eds.)
2002 Thinking Small: Global Perspectives on Microlithization. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 12. Washington, D.C.

Brantingham, P.J.
1999 Astride the Movius Line: Late Pleistocene Lithic Technological Variability in Northeast Asia. Ph.D Dissertation. Tucson: University of Arizona.

 

 

Articles

Bettinger, R.L., Elston, R.G., Madsen, D.B., Li, Z., and You, Y.
1990 Transitional Paleolithic-Neolithic Settlement and Subsistence in Alashan League, Western Inner Mongolia. Current Research in the Pleistocene 7:1-3.

Bettinger, R.L., Madsen, D.B., and Elston, R.G.
1994 Prehistoric Settlement Categories and Settlement Systems in the Alashan Desert of Inner Mongolia. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 13:74-101.

Madsen, D.B., Elston, R.G., Bettinger, R.L.
1995 Hua bei zhong bu jiushiqi wan qi zhi xinshiqi zao qi ju luo xin tai de bian hua (Late Paleolithic-Early Neolithic Settlement Assemblage Changes in North Central China). Kaogu (Archaeology) 7:1013-1027 (in Chinese).

Madsen, D.B., Elston, R.G., Bettinger, R.L., Xu, C., and Zhong, K.
1996 Settlement Patterns Reflected in Assemblages from the Pleistocene/Holocene Transition of North Central China. Journal of Archaeological Science 23(2):217-232.

Elston, R.G., Xu, C., Madsen, D.B, Zhong, K., Bettinger, R.L., Li, J., Brantingham, P.J., Wang, H., Yu, J.
1997 New Dates for the North China Mesolithic. Antiquity 71:985-993.

Madsen, D. B., Li, J., Elston, R.G., Xu, C., Bettinger, R.L., Geng, K., Brantingham, P.J., Zhong, K.
1998 The Loess/Paleosol Record and the Nature of the Younger Dryas Climate in Central China. Geoarchaeology 13:847-869.

Brantingham, P.J., Olsen, J.W., Rech, J.A., Krivoshapkin, A.I.
2000 Raw material quality and prepared core technologies in Northeast Asia. Journal of Archaeological Science 27:255-271.

Brantingham, P.J. Li, J., Krivoshapkin, A.I., and Tserendgava, Y.
2001 The Initial Upper Paleolithic in Northeast Asia. Current Anthropology 42:735-747.

Brantingham, P.J., Olsen, J.W., and Schaller, G.B.
2001 Lithic assemblages from the Chang Tang Region, Northern Tibet. Antiquity 75:319–27

Madsen, D.B., Li, J., Brantingham, P.J., Gao, X., Elston, R.G., Bettinger, R.L.,
2001 Dating Shuidonggou and the Upper Paleolithic blade industry in North China. Antiquity 75:706-716.

Elston, R.G., and Brantingham, P.J.
2002 Microlithic Technology in Northeast Asia: A Risk Minimizing Strategy of the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene. In, Elston, R.G. and Khun, S. (eds.), Thinking Small: Global Perspectives on Microlithization. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 12, pp. 103-116. Washington, D.C.

Kuhn, SL., and Elston, R.G.
2002 Introduction: Thinking Small Globally. In Thinking Small: Global Perspectives on Microlithization, edited by Robert G. Elston and Stephen L. Kuhn . Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 12, pp.1-8. Washington, D.C.

Gao X., Li J., Madsen, D.B., Brantingham, P.J., Elston, R.G., and Bettinger, R.L.
2002 New 14C dates for Shuidonggou and Related Discussions. Acta Anthropologica Sinica 21: 211-218 (in Chinese).

Shi Q., Chen, F., Zhu, Y., and Madsen, D.
2002 Lake evolution of the terminal area of Shiyang River drainage in arid China since the last glaciation. Quaternary International 93-94:31-44.

Xie, S., F.H. Chen, Z. Wang, C.B. An.
2002 The occurrence of a grassy vegetation over the Chinese Loess Plateau since the last interglacial: the molecular fossil record. Science in China (Ser.D), 45(1): 53-62

Zhu, Y., Chen, F., Cheng, B., and Madsen, D.
2002 Pollen Assemblage Features of Modern Water Samples from the Shiyang River Drainage, Arid China. Acta Botanica Sinica 44(3): 367-373 (in Chinese).

Zhu, Y., Chen, F., and Madsen, D.
2002 The environmental signal of an early Holocene pollen record from Shiyang River basin lake sediments, NW China. Chinese Science Bulletin 47(4):267-273.

An, C.B, Z.D. Feng, L. Tang.
2003 Evidence of a humid mid-Holocene in the western part of Chinese Loess Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin,48(22):2472-2479.

Brantingham, P.J., Ma, H., Olsen, J.W., Gao, X., Madsen, D.B., and Rhode, D.E..
2003 Speculation on the timing and Nature of Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer colonization of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. China Science Bulletin 48(6).

Chen F., Wu W. , Holmes, J.A., Madsen, D.B., Zhu Y., Jin M., and Oviatt, C.G.
2003 A mid-Holocene drought interval as evidenced by lake desiccation in the Alashan Plateau, Inner Mongolia, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 48 (6).

Madsen, D.B., Chen, F., Oviatt, C.G., Zhu, Y., Brantingham, P.J., Elston, R.G., and Bettinger, R.L.
2003 Late Pleistocene/Holocene wetland events recorded in Tengger Desert lake sediments, NW China. Chinese Science Bulletin 48(6).

Rhode, D., Madsen, D.B., Brantingham, P.J., and Goebel, T.
2003 Human occupation of the Beringian "Mammoth Steppe": starved for fuel or dung-burner's paradise? Current Research in the Pleistocene, 20: 68-70.

An, C.B., Feng, Z.D., Tang, L.
2004 Environmental change and cultural response between 8000 and 4000 cal. yr BP in the western Loess Plateau, NW China. Journal of Quaternary Science, 19: 529-535

Feng, Z.D., An, C.B., Jull, A.J.T.
2004 Stratigraphic evidence of the mid-Holocene Megahumid climate in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Global and Planetary Change, 43: 145-155.

Brantingham, P.J., Gao, X., Madsen, D.B., Bettinger, R.L., Elston, R.G.
2004 The initial Upper Paleolithic at Shuidonggou, Northwestern China. In, P.J. Brantingham, S.L. Kuhn, K.W. Kerry (eds.) The Early Upper Paleolithic Beyond Western Europe, pp.223-241, University of California Press.

Brantingham, P.J., Kerry, K.W., Krivoshapkin, A.I., Kuzmin, Y.V.
2004 Time-space dynamics in the Early Upper Paleolithic. In, David B. Madsen (ed.) Entering America: Northeast Asia and Beringia Before the Last Glacial Maximum, pp.255-284, University of Utah Press.

Madsen, D.B
2004 Entering America: Issues and Problems. In, David B. Madsen (ed.) Entering America: Northeast Asia and Beringia Before the Last Glacial Maximum, pp.1-28, University of Utah Press.

Madsen, D.B
2004 Recapitulation: The Relative Probabilities of Late Pre-LGM or Early Post-LGM Ages for the Initial Occupation of the Americas. In, David B. Madsen (ed.) Entering America: Northeast Asia and Beringia Before the Last Glacial Maximum, pp.389-396, University of Utah Press.

An, C.B, Tang, L., Barton, L., Chen, F.H.
2005 Climate change and cultural response around 4,000 cal. yr B.P. in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Research, 63: 347-352.

Ji, D.X, Chen, F.H., Bettinger, R.L., Elston, R.G., Geng, Z.Q, Barton, L., Wang, H., An, C.B, Zhang, D.J.
2005 Mocishengbingqi huanjing bianhua dui zhongguo beifan jiushiqi wenhua de yingxiang (Human response to the Last Glacial Maximum: evidence from northern China). Renleixuebao (Acta Anthropologica Sinica), 24: 270-282 (in Chinese).

An, C.B, Feng, Z.D., Barton, L.
2006 Dry or humid? Mid Holocene humidity changes in arid and semi-arid China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25: 351-361.

Madsen, D.B., Ma, H., Brantingham, P.J., Gao, X., Rhode, D., Zhang, H., Olsen, J.W.
2006 The late Upper Paleolithic occupation of the northern Tibetan Plateau margin. Journal of Archaeological Science, 33: 1433-1444.

Chen, F.H., Chen, B., Zhao, Y., Zhu, Y., Madsen, D.B.
2006 Holocene environmental change inferred from a high-resolution pollen record, Lake Zhuyeze, arid China. The Holocene, 16,5: 675-684.

Brantingham, P.J., Gao, X.
2006 Peopling of the northern Tibetan Plateau. World Archaeology, 38(3): 387-414.

Chen, F.H., Rao, Z.G., Zhang, J., Jin, M., Ma, J.
2006 Variations of organic carbon isotopic composition and its environmental significance during the last glacial on western Chinese Loess Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 51(13): 1593-1602.

Rao, Z.G., Zhu, Z., Chen, F.H., Zhang, J.
2006 Does d13C(carb) of the Chinese loess indicate past C3/C4 abundance? A review of research on stable carbon isotopes of the Chinese loess. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25: 2251-2257.

Rhode, D., Zhang, H., Madsen, D.B., Gao, X., Brantingham, P.J., Ma, H., Olsen, J.W.
2007 Epipaleolithic / early Neolithic settlements at Qinghai Lake, western China. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34: 600-612.

Rhode, D., Madsen, D.B., Brantingham, P.J., Dargye, T.
2007 Yaks, yak dung, and prehistoric human habtitation of the Tibetan Plateau. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.205-224, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Madsen, D.B., Chen, F.H., Gao, X.
2007 Archaeology at the margins: exploring the Late Paleolithic to Neolithic transition in China's arid west. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.3-7, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Madsen, D.B., Chen, F.H., Gao, X.
2007 Changing views of Late Quaternary human adaptation in arid China. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.227-232, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Madsen, D.B., Elston, R.G.
2007 Variation in Late Quaternary central Asian climates and the nature of human response. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.69-82, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Chen, F.H., Cheng, B., Zhao, H., Fan, Y.X., Madsen, D.B., Jin, M.
2007 Post-glacial climate variability and drought events in the monsoon transition zone of western China. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.25-39, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Bettinger, R.L., Barton, L., Richerson, P.J., Boyd, R., Wang, H., Choi., W.
2007 The transition to agriculture in northwestern China. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.83-101, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Barton, L., Brantingham, P.J., Ji, D.X.
2007 Late Pleistocene climate change and Paleolithic cultural evolution in northern China: implications from the Last Glacial Maximum. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.105-128, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Brantingham, P.J., Gao, X., Olsen, J.W., Ma, H., Rhode, D., Zhang, H., Madsen, D.B.
2007 A short chronology for the peopling of the Tibetan Plateau. In, D.B. Madsen, F.H. CHen, & X. Gao (eds.) Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, pp.129-150, Developments in Quaternary Sciences, Volume 9, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Madsen, D., Ma, H., Rhode, D., Brantingham, P.J., and Forman, S.,
2008? Age constraints on the Late Pleistocene evolution of Qinghai Lake, Tibetan Plateau (with Ma H. and others). Quaternary Research (in press).


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