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Bone Craft Product and Economies in the Late Shang Period at Anyang, China

Author(s): YI-LING LIN

Year: 2016

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This paper will discuss recent analysis of worked animal bone discovered at the late Shang Xinanzhuang site, and the manufacture strategies and raw materials manipulations within different locations in Anyang, Henan. Xinanzhuang is considered to be associated with the industrial-scale boneworkshop at Tiesanlu site because of the close proximity between the two sites. Previous studies on bone artifacts from Tiesanlu provide some understanding of craft production systems during the late Shang period. Applying micro-wear analysis and statistical methods to bone artifacts from Xinanzhuang can provide new data for studying bone cutting strategies among different areas of the workshop and help understand bone craft production and economies during the late Shang period.

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Bone Craft Product and Economies in the Late Shang Period at Anyang, China. YI-LING LIN. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403277)


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East/Southeast Asia

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

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America