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The Management of Techniques and Labor in Copper Production: Based on the New Materials in Tonglushan Sifangtang Cemetery

Author(s): Shuxiang Chen ; Qifeng Xi

Year: 2017

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Since November 2014, the Hubei Provincial Institute of Archaeology have found 123 tombs in Tonglushan Sifangtang Cemetery, Daye, Hubei province in China. It is the first time for Tonglushan ancient copper mine site and Chinese mining archaeology to find laborers' cemetery, which is highly related to mining site. Given its wide distributed area, well protected situation, and rich clues related to mining culture, this achievement provides significant data for understanding the management of Tonglushan copper production. Therefore, the findings in Sifangtang cemetery offer significant data for the research of the distribution of labor and techniques, organization of workers during Spring and Autumn period in Tonglushan, as well as ancient China.


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The Management of Techniques and Labor in Copper Production: Based on the New Materials in Tonglushan Sifangtang Cemetery. Shuxiang Chen, Qifeng Xi. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431120)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 15885

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