Yuan Jing, a professor from the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, delivered the fifth academic report titledCattle and Sheep, one of a series web-based lectures on theEarly Eastern and Western Cultural Exchanges from a Multidimensional Perspectiveat Tencent Meeting (ID 391 946 653) at 10:00-11:30 on the morning of July 10. This lecture is the 85th in a series of lectures on the brand forumFrontier Archaeology and Chinese Forum of Cultural Identityof the Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA), Jilin University.
Both originated from the West Asia, domesticated cattle and sheep arrived in the upper reaches of the Yellow River in China via the Central Asia about 5,000~6,000 years ago, and then spread to the middle and lower reaches. Using methods such as the emergence of new species, morphological measurement, quantitative statistics, DNA research, diet analysis, and observation of archaeological phenomena to demonstrate the emergence and early evolution of domesticated cattle and sheep is an important study done by Chinese archaeologists in recent years. The availability of cattle and sheep increased the productivity of the ancient agricultural society, diversified the meat resources for the ancients, and became an important raw material for bone production and wool weaving. They also played an important role in the construction of ancient ritual society. Hosted by: Prof. Cai Dawei, Deputy Director of the RCCFA.
This is the last of the series of web-based lectures on theEarly Eastern and Western Cultural Exchanges from a Multidimensional Perspective. Over the past month, five famous archaeological scholars have delivered very good lectures to introduce the history of early Eastern and Western cultural exchanges from different perspectives, which is very useful.