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Historical Records Dataset on Human Activity in the Hexi Corridor of China (from Neolithic to Qing Dynasty)

GAO Mingjun1LI Yu*1,2
1 Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems (Ministry of Education),Lanzhou 730000,China2 College of Earth and Environmental Sciences,Lanzhou University,Lanzhou 730000,China


Published:Jul. 2023

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Key Words:

Hexi Corridor,human activities,disasters,ancient sites


The Hexi Corridor of China is a crucial area where eastern and western civilizations met, due to its location in the eastern section of the ancient Silk Road. The historical records dataset on human activity in the Hexi Corridor of China (from Neolithic to Qing dynasty) was developed based on historical documents and georeferenced. It is a comprehensive dataset of the Hexi Corridor, including disasters, population, wars, famines, and settlements from the Neolithic to the Qing dynasty. The dataset is archived in .shp and .xlsx data formats, and consists of 122 data files with data size of 1.78 MB (Compressed into one single file with 193 KB).

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (42077415); Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2019QZKK0202, BP0618001)

Data Citation:

GAO Mingjun, LI Yu*. Historical Records Dataset on Human Activity in the Hexi Corridor of China (from Neolithic to Qing Dynasty)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 HexiCorridorHumanActivity.rar 193.21KB