Journal of Geographical Sciences

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 441–454 | Cite as

Paleosalinity in the Tianluoshan site and the correlation between the Hemudu culture and its environmental background

  • Minglin Li
  • Duowen Mo
  • Longjiang Mao
  • Guoping Sun
  • Kunshu Zhou


Paleosalinity records of the Tianluoshan site are derived from measurations data of clay mineral, boron, strontium, barium, after field sampling in three profiles of the Tianluoshan site. The relative sea level changes are discussed according to the lab results. The record indicates that the region where the Tianluoshan site located has witnessed at least three times of relative sea level high-stand before, during and after the Hemudu period. Based on previous researches, this paper also focuses on discussing several environmental elements, the inter-relationships between environmental condition, human activities and development of the Hemudu culture comprehensively.


the Tianluoshan site the Hemudu culture paleosalinity environmental background relative sea level 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minglin Li
    • 1
  • Duowen Mo
    • 1
  • Longjiang Mao
    • 2
  • Guoping Sun
    • 3
  • Kunshu Zhou
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Urban and Environmental SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Atmospheric ScienceNanjing University of Information Science & TechnologyNanjingChina
  3. 3.Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and ArchaeologyHangzhouChina
  4. 4.Institute of Geology and GeophysicsCASBeijingChina

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