pXRF examination of Shang-Dynasty Bronzes from the Daxinzhuang site, Shandong


In this paper I present the preliminary results of pXRF analysis of Shang-Dynasty bronzes from the Daxinzhuang site (1400-1046 BC), Jinan, Shandong province. The Daxinzhuang site has been receiving considerable research interests since the 1930s, especially when the high elite burials were excavated in 2003 and 2010. Much research has been focused on these burials and the elaborate bronzes, but there has not been any research on the chemical composition and casting techniques of the bronzes from the site. The pXRF data from the Daxinzhuang site, together with the published data from Zhengzhou and Anyang, provides a new perspective to explore the interaction of people who lived at the Daxinzhuang site and those of the central Shang power in Henan.

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pXRF examination of Shang-Dynasty Bronzes from the Daxinzhuang site, Shandong. Qingzhu Wang, Thomas Fenn, Hui Fang, Xuexiang Chen, Jianfeng Lang. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430608)

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bronze Composition Shang

Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17388