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Title: The collapse of the North Song dynasty and the AD 1048–1128 Yellow River floods : geoarchaeological evidence from northern Henan Province, China
Authors: Storozum, Michael J.
Zhen, Qin
Xiaolin, Ren
Haiming, Li
Yifu, Cui
Kui, Fu
Haiwang, Liu
Keywords: Engineering::Environmental engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Storozum, M. J., Zhen, Q., Xiaolin, R., Haiming, L., Yifu, C., Kui, F., & Haiwang, L. (2018). The collapse of the North Song dynasty and the AD 1048–1128 Yellow River floods : geoarchaeological evidence from northern Henan Province, China. The Holocene, 28(11), 1759-1770. doi:10.1177/0959683618788682
Journal: The Holocene
Abstract: From AD 1048 to 1128, Yellow River flooding killed over a million people, left many more homeless and destitute, and turned parts of the once fertile North China Plain into a silted-up agricultural wasteland. Brought on in part by climate change and the Northern Song dynasty’s (AD 960–1127) mismanagement of the environment, the Yellow River floods likely hastened the collapse of the Northern Song dynasty. Despite the magnitude of this flood event, no sedimentary deposits have yet been linked to these historically recorded floods. In this research paper, we provide archaeological, sedimentary, and radiocarbon evidence of the AD 1048–1128 Yellow River floods at the Dazhanglongcun, Xidacheng, and Daguxiancun sites in Neihuang County, Henan Province. Based on our data, we argue that the AD 1048–1128 Yellow River floods deposited over 5 m of alluvium on villages in the North China Plain, radically changing both the physical and political landscape of Northern Song dynasty China.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/137334
ISSN: 0959-6836
DOI: 10.1177/0959683618788682
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by SAGE Publications in The Holocene and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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