Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors: Artifacts, Identity and Death in the Frontier, 3000-700 BCE

  title={Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors: Artifacts, Identity and Death in the Frontier, 3000-700 BCE},
  author={Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun and Wei Cao and Yuanqing Liu},
Pots and potters of the Bronze Age of north-west Xinjiang
Abstract Bronze Age agro-pastoralist populations with economies and materials that are generally consistent with the Andronovo Culture—but with localised variations—are known throughout the mountainsExpand
Chariotry and Prone Burials: Reassessing Late Shang China’s Relationship with Its Northern Neighbours
In place of the traditional view that raids and invasion from the north introduced new weapons and chariots to the Shang (c. 1200 BC), we argue that archaeological evidence illustrates the presenceExpand
Bronze Age Beginnings – a Scalar View from the Global Outskirts
This article tracks the formation of the rich and socially complex Nordic Bronze Age (NBA), c. 2000–1500 bc, by applying a scalar methodology and using the entrepôt and early metalworking site ofExpand
China's major Late Neolithic centres and the rise of Erlitou
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New Book Chronicle
And so to my next NBC, the difficult second album, the sophomore slump. As an antidote to any jitters on my part, in this issue we tackle a range of books investigating creativity and innovation inExpand
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Art, Death and the Interpretation of Mortuary Remains
Whether religious or secular, ritual is intrinsically fascinating. Ritual is an activity which when isolated from its context cannot be studied fully. It is defined by the society that practices it,Expand
History of Metallurgy
The ultimate cause of much historical, social and cultural change is the gradual accumulation of human knowledge of the environment. Human beings use the materials in their environment, includingExpand
The Archaeology of Early China: From Prehistory to the Han Dynasty
1. The geographic and environmental background 2. Before cultivation: human origins and the incipient development of human culture in China 3. The transition to food production: variability andExpand
Chariots in Early China: Origins, Cultural Interaction, and Identity
This book concerns the ways in which the adaption of a steppe innovation, the horse-drawn chariot, in Chinese society during the 12th - 3rd century BCE contributed profoundly to the development ofExpand
Early China: A Social and Cultural History
Early China chronology Map of China 1. Introduction: early China and its natural and cultural demarcations 2. The development of complex society in China 3. Erlitou and Erligang: early statesExpand