Crossbows and imperial craft organisation: the bronze triggers of China's Terracotta Army

@article{Li2014CrossbowsAI,
  title={Crossbows and imperial craft organisation: the bronze triggers of China's Terracotta Army},
  author={Xiuzhen Janice Li and Andrew Bevan and Marcos Martin{\'o}n-Torres and Thilo Rehren and Wei Cao and Yin Xia and Kun Zhao},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2014},
  volume={88},
  pages={126 - 140}
}
The Terracotta Army that protected the tomb of the Chinese emperor Qin Shihuang offers an evocative image of the power and organisation of the Qin armies who unified China through conquest in the third century BC. It also provides evidence for the craft production and administrative control that underpinned the Qin state. Bronze trigger mechanisms are all that remain of crossbows that once equipped certain kinds of warrior in the Terracotta Army. A metrical and spatial analysis of these… 
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