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Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty

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Science  05 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6299, pp. 579-582
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf0842

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vol. 353 no. 6299 579-582

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  • Received for publication December 20, 2015
  • Accepted for publication June 14, 2016

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  1. Qinglong Wu1,2,3,*,,
  2. Zhijun Zhao2,13,
  3. Li Liu4,
  4. Darryl E. Granger5,
  5. Hui Wang6,
  6. David J. Cohen7,
  7. Xiaohong Wu1,
  8. Maolin Ye6,
  9. Ofer Bar-Yosef8,
  10. Bin Lu9,
  11. Jin Zhang10,
  12. Peizhen Zhang3,14,§,
  13. Daoyang Yuan11,
  14. Wuyun Qi6,
  15. Linhai Cai12,
  16. Shibiao Bai2,13
  1. 1School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
  2. 2School of Geography Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China.
  3. 3State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing 100029, China.
  4. 4Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
  5. 5Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.
  6. 6Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100710, China.
  7. 7Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (R.O.C).
  8. 8Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  9. 9CCTEG Xi’an Research Institute, Xi’an 710077, China.
  10. 10Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing 100037, China.
  11. 11Lanzhou Institute of Seismology, China Earthquake Administration, Lanzhou 730000, China.
  12. 12Qinghai Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Xining 810007, China.
  13. 13Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210023, China.
  14. 14School of Earth Science and Geological Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: wuqinglong{at}pku.edu.cn
  1. These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Present address: School of Geography Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China.

  • § Present address: School of Earth Science and Geological Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China.

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