Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2009, Vol. 64 ›› Issue (7): 807-816.doi: 10.11821/xb200907005

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Paleosalinity in Tianluoshan Site and the Relation between Hemudu Culture and Its Environmental Background

LI Minglin1,  MO Duowen1,  SUN Guoping2,  ZHOU Kunshu3,  MAO Longjiang4   

  1. 1. College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    2. Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Hangzhou 310014, China;
    3. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing 100029, China;
    4. College of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
  • Received:2008-11-26 Revised:2009-03-25 Online:2009-07-25 Published:2009-07-25
  • Supported by:

    National Science and Technology Supporting Project, No.2006BAK21B02; National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40671016; National Key and Basic Development Research Project of China, No.2003CB415201; Program of Archeological Research Center of Peking University


Paleosalinity of Tianluoshan Site is reestablished by mensurations and analyses of clay mineral, boron, strontium, barium, after sampling in a profile of Tianluoshan Site. The relative sea level changes are discussed according to the lab results. It turns out that there are at least three time periods of relative sea-level highstand not only before but also during and after Hemudu Culture in Tianluoshan Site. Based on previous researches and through studying several environmental elements comprehensively, the characteristics of environmental background and their relationships between human activities and development of Hemudu Culture are systematically discussed.

Key words: Tianluoshan Site, Hemudu Culture, paleosalinity, environmental background, relative sea level