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Dating the Bronze Artifacts from the Archaeological Sites along the Hexi Corridor

Author(s): Xiaohong Wu

Year: 2017

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There are many bronze artifacts found from the sites located along the Hexi Corridor. The radiocarbon dates assigned to the archaeological sites do not always represent the time of the bronze artifacts from the sites. The bronze artifacts can't be dated directly. To get the precise dates of bronze artifacts needs to understand the formation of archaeological sites and the archaeological context of the bronze artifacts with pottery and other datable remains. The good samples for radiocarbon dating are the short-life plant, bone remains and so on unearthed with clear archaeological context of bronze artifacts. Some sites were well excavated in recent years. These made it possible to get the precise dates for the archaeological sites and bronze artifacts. The ages of the bronze artifacts appeared at different locations along the Hexi Corridor will be discussed in this paper.


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Dating the Bronze Artifacts from the Archaeological Sites along the Hexi Corridor. Xiaohong Wu. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431885)


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