Northwest Institute of historical environment and economic and social development, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, Shanxi, 710119
The progress and breakthrough of prehistoric research in China since the beginning of the 21st century is the trend and result of the deepening of the origin of Chinese agriculture and the development of the theory of man land relationship. Through the quantitative statistics of the existing achievements, we find that: 1. The research on prehistoric life can be divided into three stages: preliminary exploration (2000-2010), steady progress (2011-2015) and vigorous development (2016 to date). 2. The spatial category involved in the study of prehistoric industry is characterized by "more in the north than in the south, and uneven distribution in various regions", while the temporal category is dominated by the whole period study of the Neolithic age. 3. Prehistoric life research is mainly based on a variety of comprehensive methods, among which animal Archaeology and plant archaeology are the most widely used. 4. The development trend of the research path of prehistoric industry is to establish the theory of prehistoric industry type, the alternative index system and the comprehensive research method system.
Chinese prehistoric industry, achievement statistics, time category, space category, research path
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