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The Jinsha Site: An Introduction

The Jinsha Site: An Introduction © Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 THE JINSHA SITE: AN INTRODUCTION BY ZHU ZHANGYI 朱章義 , ZHANG QING 張擎 , and WANG FANG 王方 (Chengdu Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology) Translated by Mark Pittner Abstract This paper introduces the recently discovered site at Jinsha in the western suburbs of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. In 2001, hundreds of objects of gold, bronze, jade, stone, and other materials were unearthed at Jinsha, and subsequent fieldwork has revealed that the site was a major settlement of the late Shang and Western Zhou periods, occupying an area of 3 sq km and following in date the famous Sanxingdui site. This paper situates the Jinsha site in its geographic and natural environment, discusses previous excavations in the area, describes the major localities and associated finds at the site, and analyzes the chronology and cultural classification of the site as well as the archaeological significance of its discovery. This is the first survey of the Jinsha site in English. In February 2001, archaeological discoveries in the Chengdu 成都 Plain once again made front page news around the world. While constructing the Shufeng Huayuancheng 蜀風花園城 Road at Jinsha 金沙 village in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of East Asian Archaeology Brill

The Jinsha Site: An Introduction

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Brill
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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1387-6813
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1568-5233
DOI
10.1163/156852303776172935
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© Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 THE JINSHA SITE: AN INTRODUCTION BY ZHU ZHANGYI 朱章義 , ZHANG QING 張擎 , and WANG FANG 王方 (Chengdu Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology) Translated by Mark Pittner Abstract This paper introduces the recently discovered site at Jinsha in the western suburbs of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. In 2001, hundreds of objects of gold, bronze, jade, stone, and other materials were unearthed at Jinsha, and subsequent fieldwork has revealed that the site was a major settlement of the late Shang and Western Zhou periods, occupying an area of 3 sq km and following in date the famous Sanxingdui site. This paper situates the Jinsha site in its geographic and natural environment, discusses previous excavations in the area, describes the major localities and associated finds at the site, and analyzes the chronology and cultural classification of the site as well as the archaeological significance of its discovery. This is the first survey of the Jinsha site in English. In February 2001, archaeological discoveries in the Chengdu 成都 Plain once again made front page news around the world. While constructing the Shufeng Huayuancheng 蜀風花園城 Road at Jinsha 金沙 village in

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Journal of East Asian ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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