Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
21 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2019

The 4.2 ka BP Event in northeastern China: a geospatial perspective

Louis A. Scuderi, Xiaoping Yang, Samantha E. Ascoli, and Hongwei Li

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The lack of integration of data into a scientifically credible, globally assembled, information platform with consistent terminology and definitions hinders our understanding of the 4.2 ka BP Event. Using such an information platform, we show the presence of a strong and coherent signal for the 4.2 ka BP Event in northeastern China. Our prototype database approach, guided by semantic analysis and georeferencing, can serve as a guide to the assembly of a larger-scale global 4.2 ka database.