8.5 x 11.5", 349 pp. of text with line drawings plus 245 pages of color plates, text in Chinese with a 2 page English abstract, boards, d.j., Beijing, 2006. Item #33415
Discovered in 1985, Lingjiatan is located in east China's Anhui Province, dating back 5500 years to make it one of the region's earliest advanced cultures. After excavating over 40 burial sites, archaeologists have discovered nearly 1,000 jade pieces in some 2,250 square meters, representing a little more than one thousandth of the total area. The jades found so far prove that the Lingjiatan culture had advanced processing techniques for the types of decorative ornaments they created since they were able to bore through jade pieces that were as hard as diamonds.
Also abundant are the stone tools found at the Lingjiatan site, which carry the characteristics of being finely polished and carefully made. One type of tool that is very representative of the Lingjiatan culture is that of the the two and three-bladed rectangular shaped axes.
This volume chronicles the excavation of this Chinese National Cultural Heritage site, detailing the extravagant finds made by those involved, as well as presenting theories for what type of culture once thrived there. The color photographs show the pieces individually, as well as in situ.
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