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Nanling

(nän`līng`), mountain range of Guangdong and Hunan prov. and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, S China; rises to c.6,900 ft (2,100 m). The Nanling form the geographical boundary between central and S China. They separate the Chang and Xi drainage basins, protect S China from cold northern air masses, and divide the Cantonese civilization and linguistic area from that of central China. The mountains lie in parallel ridges that hinder north-south travel.
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Cave sites with large quantities of shell midden are distributed north and south of the Nanling Mountains.
According to People's Daily Online, these statues are a lot more in number and a lot older than the Qin Terracotta Warriors found in the depths of the Nanling Mountains located in Dao County of Yongzhou City.
However, Xiantouling was not a direct descendant of the rice-growing nuclear Daxi culture located in the Two Lakes region of the Middle Yangtze Basin (Bu 1999; Pei 1999), but rather of the Gaomiao-SongxikouDaxi facies in the Nanling Mountains of southern Hunan, the latter with no evidence for cultivation of rice.
In short, the earliest Neolithic in Guangdong and Fujian (zone H) can be sourced to the region between the Nanling Mountains and the Yangtze, especially to the GaomiaoSongxikou-Daxi and the non-agricultural facies of the Daxi (Exi facies) of the Middle Yangtze.