PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (7): 846-852.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.07.009

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The Response to Holocene Climatic Events of Shandong and Their Impacts on Human Activity

CHEN Dongdong1, PENG Shuzhen1,2, ZHANG Wei2, HAN Junqing1, DING Min2   

  1. 1. College of Urban and Environment Sciences of Shanxi Normal University, Linfen 041000, Shanxi, China;
    2. Department of Tourism, Resources and Environment, TaishanUniversity, Tai’an 271021, Shandong, China
  • Received:2011-01-01 Revised:2011-03-01 Online:2011-07-25 Published:2011-07-25

Abstract: There were several climatic events in the Holocene, and the 8.2 ka BP, 5.5 ka BP and 4.0 ka BP events were significant ones of them. Based on the synthesis of the published Holocene climatic records and present archaeological materials, we find that these significant Holocene events show different climatic patterns and have different impact on the human activity in Shandong Province. Both the 8.2 ka BP and 5.5 ka BP events in this area have cold and dry climatic features. The former produced Houli Culture and the latter promoted the development of Dawenkou Culture. Flood and the following cold-dry climate featured the 4.0 ka BP event, and led to the collapse of Longshan Culture in Shandong Province.

Key words: Haidai culture, Holocene events, impact, Shandong