Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology: A Companion to Chinese Archaeology

Editor/Author Underhill, Anne P.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $213.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4443-3529-3
Category: Social Sciences - Anthropology
Image Count: 84
Book Status: Available
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A Companion to Chinese Archaeology is an unprecedented, new resource on the current state of archaeological research in one of the world's oldest civilizations. It presents a collection of readings from leading archaeologists in China and elsewhere that provide diverse interpretations about social and economic organization during the Neolithic period and early Bronze Age. - An unprecedented collection of original contributions from international scholars and collaborative archaeological teams conducting research on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan - Makes available for the first time in English the work of leading archaeologists in China - Provides a comprehensive view of research in key geographic regions of China - Offers diverse methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding China's past, beginning with the era of established agricultural villages from c. 7000 B.C. through to the end of the Shang dynastic period in c. 1045 B.C.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Translators and Other Assistants
  • Part I Current Issues in Chinese Archaeology
  • 1 Introduction: Investigating the Development and Nature of Complex Societies in Ancient China
  • 2 “Despoiled of the Garments of Her Civilization:” Problems and Progress in Archaeological Heritage Management in China
  • Part II The Northeast
  • 3 Earlier Neolithic Economic and Social Systems of the Liao River Region, Northeast China
  • 4 Understanding Hongshan Period Social Dynamics
  • 5 The Lower Xiajiadian Culture of the Western Liao River Drainage System
  • Part III The Upper Yellow River and Upper Yangzi River Regions
  • 6 The Qijia Culture of the Upper Yellow River Valley
  • 7 The Sichuan Basin Neolithic
  • 8 The Sanxingdui Culture of the Sichuan Basin
  • Part IV The Western Central Plain Region and Environs
  • 9 The Early Neolithic in the Central Yellow River Valley, c.7000-4000 bc
  • 10 The Jiahu Site in the Huai River Area
  • 11 The Later Neolithic Period in the Central Yellow River Valley Area, c.4000-3000 bc
  • 12 The Longshan Culture in Central Henan Province, c.2600-1900 bc
  • 13 The Longshan Period Site of Taosi in Southern Shanxi Province
  • 14 Production of Ground Stone Tools at Taosi and Huizui: A Comparison
  • 15 The Erlitou Culture
  • 16 The Discovery and Study of the Early Shang Culture
  • 17 Recent Discoveries and Some Thoughts on Early Urbanization at Anyang
  • 18 Archaeology of Shanxi During the Yinxu Period
  • Part V The Eastern Central Plain Region and Environs
  • 19 The Houli and Beixin Cultures
  • 20 The Dawenkou Culture in the Lower Yellow River and Huai River Basin Areas
  • 21 The Longshan Culture of Shandong
  • 22 A Study of Lian Sickles and Dao Knives from the Longshan Culture Site of Liangchengzhen in Southeastern Shandong
  • 23 The Eastern Territories of the Shang and Western Zhou: Military Expansion and Cultural Assimilation
  • Part VI The Middle Yangzi River Region
  • 24 The Pengtoushan Culture in the Middle Yangzi River Valley
  • 25 The Qujialing-Shijiahe Culture in the Middle Yangzi River Valley
  • Part VII The Lower Yangzi River Region
  • 26 The Kuahuqiao Site and Culture
  • 27 Recent Research on the Hemudu Culture and the Tianluoshan Site
  • 28 The Liangzhu Culture
  • Part VIII The Southeast
  • 29 The Neolithic Archaeology of Southeast China
  • 30 First Farmers and Their Coastal Adaptation in Prehistoric Taiwan