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New research at Qijiaping

Author(s): Andrew Womack ; Rowan Flad ; Jing Zhou ; Yitzchak Jaffee

Year: 2015

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In 2014 a team from the Gansu Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Peking University, Harvard University and National Taiwan University conducted intensive site survey and geophysics work at the site of Qijiaping, the type site of the Qijia Culture. This research complements previous excavation work in the cemetery area of the site, and coring conducted by the Gansu Provincial Institute, and has provided new understandings of the distribution of cultural material in the site area, as well as the viability of geophysics and surface collection as collection strategies for understanding community size and layout during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods in the Tao River valley. The research is part of a more extensive effort to understand community configuration and technological change in the Tao River area during the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age.

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New research at Qijiaping. Rowan Flad, Andrew Womack, Yitzchak Jaffee, Jing Zhou. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395263)


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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