7.5 x 10.5", 632 pp., 23 pages color plates and 190 pages b/w plates, text in Chinese, abstract in English and Japanese, boards, d.j., with CD-ROM, Beijing, 2004. Item #31751
Xuejiagang is an archaeological site in Qianshan County, Anhui Province, China. The site was discovered in 1977, and is classified as a Major Historical Monument and Cultural Relic Under State Protection. Six excavations were conducted at the site between 1979 and 2000. Within the 2331 sq m exposed area were found five house foundations, 153 burials, 56 ash-pits, five small pits, nine pits filled with red burned earth, three red burned earth piles, one stone material pile, one well, several red burned earth remains of unidentified function and some 1600 artifacts. Most of the findings date from the Neolithic, Xia, Shang and Zhou periods, while a few are from as recent as the Ming Dynasty.
This thorough study consists of eight chapters. The first two chapters provide an overview of the geography, climate, cultural and historical background, and surrounding areas of the Xuejiagang site, and describe the six excavations conducted there. Chapter 3 describes the three main layers of earth and artifacts at the site, and their significance. Chapters 4-8 provide details on findings dating from the Neolithic to the Tang and Song periods. Also included in this volume are a number of appendices and tables, an abstract in English and Japanese, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and over 200 color and black-and-white plates.
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