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Title The archaeology of northeast China : beyond the Great Wall / edited by Sarah Milledge Nelson
Published London : New York : Routledge, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; INTRODUCTION; HONGSHAN AND RELATED CULTURES; THE HOUWA SITE AND RELATED ISSUES; RECENT NEOLITHIC DISCOVERIES IN JILIN PROVINCE; THE NEOLITHIC IN HEILONGJIANG PROVINCE; LOWER XIAJIADIAN CULTURE; ̃NORTHERN-TYPẼ BRONZE ARTIFACTS UNEARTHED IN THE LIAONING REGION, AND RELATED ISSUES; BRONZE CULTURE IN JILIN PROVINCE; THE BRONZE AGE OF THE SONG-NEN PLAIN; CONCLUSION; Index
Summary The Archaeology of Northeast China is an up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and pre-history of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, and fully illustrated, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory both had its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites can be found here and native plants such as millet and soybeans were domesticated early on. The Hongshan culture with its Goddess Temple and female figurines is unique, with spectacular and unprecedented jade carving. Manchuria may have been an important location for the development of bronze weapons, and Lower Xiajiadian culture has painted pottery that can be seen to be forerunners of the magnificent Shang bronzes
Analysis Antiquities
China
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 254) and index
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Subject Manchuria (China) -- Antiquities.
Manchuria (China) -- History.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Nelson, Sarah M., 1931-
LC no. 94009966
ISBN 0203294556 (electronic bk.)
0203429877
0415117550
9780203294550 (electronic bk.)
9780203429877
9780415117555