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Research Article

Pollen and Phytolith Evidence for Rice Cultivation and Vegetation Change during the Mid-Late Holocene at the Jiangli Site, Suzhou, East China

  • Zhenwei Qiu,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Hongen Jiang,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Jinlong Ding,

    Affiliation: Suzhou Institute of Archaeology, Suzhou, China

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  • Yaowu Hu,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Xue Shang mail

    Shangxue@ucas.ac.cn

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Published: January 23, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086816

About the Authors

Zhenwei Qiu, Hongen Jiang, Yaowu Hu, Xue Shang
Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Zhenwei Qiu, Hongen Jiang, Yaowu Hu, Xue Shang
Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Jinlong Ding
Suzhou Institute of Archaeology, Suzhou, China

Corresponding Author

Email: Shangxue@ucas.ac.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZQ HJ XS. Performed the experiments: ZQ. Analyzed the data: ZQ HJ YH XS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZQ HJ JD YH XS. Wrote the paper: ZQ HJ YH XS.