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Raw material sources of Bronze vessel production during the Shang and Zhou dynasties

Author(s): Wen Yin (Elaine) Cheng

Year: 2016

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Bronze vessels of the Shang and Zhou dynasties were extensively studied artefacts but how were they related to the ancient geographical landscape? By understanding how extensive the industry was and how far it had impacted the landscape we could further our knowledge on the ancient Shang and Zhou bronze casters as well as society. Bronze vessels required a variety of raw materials for its production. By looking at the ancient mines to produce bronze and the clay resources for the bronze moulds, a map of the ancient bronze casting industry may be seen. Giving us a better understanding of their relationship to the landscape and how these relationships may have continued or changed between the Shang and Zhou dynasties.


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Raw material sources of Bronze vessel production during the Shang and Zhou dynasties. Wen Yin (Elaine) Cheng. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404912)


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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