New Archaeological Discoveries of Liao and Jin City Sites in Jilin Province , China

Author(s): Shanguo Peng

Year: 2017


Archaeology at Liao and Jin sites in western Jilin Province has enormously increased our understanding of Liao and Jin period history and social organization. At the Chengsijiazi site, temple remains were excavated and a ceramic architectural element was found with "Ninth year of Da’an" written on it. This site is the Liao city of Changchunzhou and the Jin city of Xintaizhou. At the Tahu city site, structures lining both sides of the north-south site axis were excavated and many ceramics were found. This site was Zhaozhou city of the Jin Dynasty, and used through the Yuan Dynasty. Work at these sites solved longstanding issues in historical geography concerning the regional government system. The spring Nabo site cluster contained a rare, large platform, and is considered the location of the Liao and Jin period migratory or Nabo spring encampment, a significant discovery for understanding the Liao and Jin governmental system. The Liao and Jin temple excavated at the Shuiping site is an important contribution to the study of Buddhism in the northeast. The Yinjiawopu site is a Jin Dynasty salt production site belonging to the Zhaozhou salt fields, and is the first salt production site found in the northeast.

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New Archaeological Discoveries of Liao and Jin City Sites in Jilin Province , China. Shanguo Peng. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431712)


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): 15225