The Anyang Xibeigang Shang royal tombs revisited: a social archaeological approach

  title={The Anyang Xibeigang Shang royal tombs revisited: a social archaeological approach},
  author={Koji Mizoguchi and Junko Uchida},
  pages={709 - 723}
Abstract The Shang Dynasty has attracted much archaeological research, particularly the renowned ‘royal tombs’ of the Xibeigang cemetery at Anyang Yinxu, the last Shang capital. Understanding of the social strategies informing Shang mortuary practices is, however, very limited. A new reconstruction of the detailed chronology of the cemetery is presented here, allowing social theory to be applied, and reveals the strategic social decisions behind the placement of the tombs in relation to each… 
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