A Discussion on Early Metals and the Origins of Bronze Casting in China

  title={A Discussion on Early Metals and the Origins of Bronze Casting in China},
  author={Bai Yunxiang},
  journal={Chinese Archaeology},
  pages={157 - 165}
  • Bai Yunxiang
  • Published 2003
  • Materials Science
  • Chinese Archaeology
Volume 3 What are the origins of the very distinctive ancient Chinese bronzes?The question has long been debated among scholars and this paper attempts to investigate this difficult and demanding question by exploring the early metal objects discovered through archaeology throughout China. The term ‘early metals’ refers to all pre-Shang (pre-16th century BCE) metal objects found in China that are made of pure copper (hongtong 红铜, Cu), brass (huangtong 黄铜, Cu-Zn), arsenic copper (shentong 砷铜, Cu… 
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