A Design Diagram and Production Process for Ground Stone Tools at Wufengbe Site during the Liangzhu Culture Period (5300-4200 BP) in China
This is an abstract from the "Craft and Technology: Knowledge of the Ancient Chinese Artisans" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Wufengbei Site is located in the Mudu Ancient City Neolithic sites at Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, southern China. Excavations in 2016 yielded a total of 3850 pieces of lithic artifacts. Based on the concept of Chaîne Opératoire, artifacts were classified and analyzed by the hierarchical dynamic typology and use-wear analysis. The results display a whole and clear life history of the ground stone tools, including procurement, manufacture, utilization and discard. Using the abundant chisel sample from Wufengbei site as an example, it is suggested that two techniques existed. Through reconstructing those techniques archaeologists can uncover the apparent design diagram and production process of ground stone tools created by the people of Mudu Ancient City.
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A Design Diagram and Production Process for Ground Stone Tools at Wufengbe Site during the Liangzhu Culture Period (5300-4200 BP) in China. Hong Chen, Jinqiong Tang, Mingli Sun. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450844)
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