Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Yuxi Valley Settlement Dataset
This dataset complements the dissertation Lingjiatan Social Organization in the Yuxi Valley, China: A Comparative Perspective by Wenjing Wang (which can be freely downloaded from the University of Pittsburgh's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database). It provides detailed regional survey data collected in the Yuxi valley, China. The data are discussed in full in the dissertation, whose contents are as follows:
Additional relevant publications:
Wang, Wenjing and Weihong Wu (2021) Lingjiatan Early Complex Societies and Social Organization in the Yuxi Valley, China. Archaeological Research in Asia 25:100259.
Wang, Wenjing (2017) Lingjiatan Social Organization in the Yuxi Valley, China: A Comparative Perspective. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.Wang, Wenjing and Weihong Wu (2021) Yuxi Valley Settlement Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL:<http:/www.cadb.pitt.edu>
Spatial information is provided as AutoCAD drawing exchange (.DXF) files (Release 12), which can be read by many CAD and GIS programs.
All spatial data presented in this dataset were originally in WGS84-based UTM coordinates (Zone 50 north) with units in meters. In the files presented here, these coordinates have been transformed so as to obscure the real-world location of archaeological sites for their protection. Researchers for whom this information would be useful can direct inquiries to email@example.com.
The spatial data are as follows:
Numeric data are provided in two file formats. Comma-delimited text files should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. Excel spreadsheets are easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. The numeric data files are as follows:
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