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New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan Zhou Kehua; Sichuan Provicial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology

Author(s): Zhou Kehua

Year: 2017

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Recent years have seen a large number of archaeological discoveries in Sichuan; especially during the construction of the Xiangjiaba Hydropower Station in Yibin, Southern Sichuan, which led to four years of excavation covering an area of over 6000 sq. m. These excavations brought to light a large number of remains from the late Neolithic, Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han periods, greatly advancing our understanding of local cultural developments. The present paper will introduce some of these recent discoveries, focusing on four main questions: 1. how these discoveries help fill the gaps in our understanding of the local cultural sequence; 2. how they elucidate the connection between the Three Gorges region and the Chengdu Plain during prehistoric times; 3. how the evidence pertains to the Shu expansion toward the south; and 4. how they enrich the amount of archaeological material available for the Han period.


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New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan Zhou Kehua; Sichuan Provicial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. Zhou Kehua. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431126)


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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): 15054

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