The Origin of Metallurgy in China: Retrospect and Prospect

Author(s): Yun Ge

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "New Thoughts on Current Research in East Asian Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Early metallurgy is considered one of the most essential factors to the development of Chinese civilization, and the controversy concerning its origin has been going on for decades.With increasing number of early bronzes found in the past decades, scholars keep renewing their views on this topic, and as a result, the controversy has been updated with time. One of these views, which states that early metallurgy was introduced into China, became popular in the 21st century, and recently, the latest technologies and new approaches add even more evidence. We are now able to learn more from samples, and thus there is no better time for us to make clear how can we conduct our research and take it further.Especially the latest finds in Shaanxi province will change our understanding to the origin of metallurgy in China.

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The Origin of Metallurgy in China: Retrospect and Prospect. Yun Ge. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451687)

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min long: 70.4; min lat: 17.141 ; max long: 146.514; max lat: 53.956 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 23358