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A Brief Discussion on the Construction Technology of Wall during the Neolithic Age in the Yellow River Basin
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Pages: 1-13
Year: Issue:  4
Journal: Vicissitudes

Keyword:  The Yellow River BasinYangshao-Longshan PeriodCityFortification Technology;
Abstract: There are many city sites in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River. These sites belong to the North, Heluo and Haidai regions. On the part of fortification materials, both of Heluo and Haidai regions are used in soil construction, while the North region cities are used in stones; On the part of construction technology, Heluo region are banzhu, hangzhu and duizhu, the main technology is banzhu. When it comes to Haidai region, the main technology is duizhu, besides, there are also hangzhu, sand-reinforced, banzhu and so on. However, the North region is qizhu. In addition, the footing of wall in Heluo region are chamfer, flatland-construction, but Haidai region is mainly flatland-construction. The cultural factors of soil-engineering, banzhu, chamfer represent the highest technology in Chinese prehistoric fortification. The progress of the technology of tortification provides the basis for the fortification movement in Longshan Period. It plays an important role in the process of social complication and civilization.
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