Preliminary Faunal Analysis of Qijiaping, Gansu Province

Author(s): Katherine Brunson; Lele Ren; Jada Ko

Year: 2017


Qijiaping in Guanghe County, Gansu Province is the type site for the Bronze Age Qijia Culture (ca. 2200-1600 BC). In July of 2016, the Tao River Archaeological Project began small-scale excavations at Qijiaping. We present a preliminary analysis of the faunal remains uncovered during these excavations. Pigs and sheep were the most commonly identified specimens. Additional identified taxa include large bovines (probably domestic cattle), dog, deer, small rodents, and an unidentified wild bovid. Other notable findings include a fairly complete corvid skeleton and two divinatory oracle bones. Our analysis makes an important contribution to the limited zooarchaeological data for this period.

Cite this Record

Preliminary Faunal Analysis of Qijiaping, Gansu Province. Katherine Brunson, Lele Ren, Jada Ko. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 432042)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 15817