Ritual animal use of "Qijia Cultural", evidence from Mogou Cemetery, Lintan County, Gansu province, China
Animal bones were frequently recovered from burials at the Mogou site. Researchers commonly assumed that they were related to specific ritual or sacrificial activities. With application of different zooarchaeological methods and approaches to the animal bones recovered from burials at mogou, this study attempt to understand human behaviour patterns behind this phenomenon, and how they change through times.
Pig mandibles were recovered in large quantities from Mogou cemetery. With detailed analyze of these bones, the following issues will be address in detail: Does human have any preference, eg. specific age or sex of pigs? Whether this specific cultural phenomeon has influenced pig husbandry strategies at the site? whether these pigs come from one population or two populations? Etc. Other issues, such as how these mandibles have been processed, were they accumulated for a long time? or they were obtained with mass killing before the ritual activities, will also be shed light on.
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- The Qijia Culture of Northwest China – Entering a New Era of Research •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Ritual animal use of "Qijia Cultural", evidence from Mogou Cemetery, Lintan County, Gansu province, China. Hua Wang, Ruilin Mao, Hui Wang. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395271)
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