Ancient Central China: Centers and Peripheries Along the Yangzi River
Ancient Central China provides an up-to-date synthesis of archaeological discoveries in the upper and middle Yangzi River region of China, including the Three Gorges Dam reservoir zone. It focuses on the Late Neolithic (late third millennium BC) through the end of the Bronze Age (late first millennium BC) and considers regional and interregional cultural relationships in light of anthropological models of landscape. Rowan K. Flad and Pochan Chen show that centers and peripheries of political, economic, and ritual activities were not coincident, and that politically peripheral regions such as the Three Gorges were crucial hubs in interregional economic networks, particularly related to prehistoric salt production. The book provides detailed discussions of recent archaeological discoveries and data from the Chengdu Plain, Three Gorges, and Hubei to illustrate how these various components of regional landscape were configured across Central China.
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Acta Archaeologica Sinica Ancient Archaeological Discoveries Archaeology artifacts Baodun Culture Beijing cemeteries centers Central China Central Plains ceramic vessels Chen Chengdu Plain Chinese archaeology Chongqing Chongqing and Chongqing Chongqing reservoir area Chu tombs Chu—style Compilation of reports contained contexts deﬁned ding Discoveries in Chengdu discussed Dongting early Eastern Zhou edited by Chongqing Erligang excavations Falkenhausen Figure ﬁnds ﬁrst millennium ﬁsh Flad Henan Hubei Hunan identiﬁed inﬂuence interaction jade Jiang jianghan Archaeology Jianghan Plain Jingzhou Jinsha lacquer landscape Lijiaba locations Middle Yangzi region millennium B.C. Neolithic oracle bones Panlongcheng peripheries Phase pits political pottery Preliminary report Qingyanggong Qujialing Culture rectangular Redrawn reﬂect remains ritual River valley sacriﬁcial salt production Shang Shaopengzui Shi’erqiao Culture Shijiahe Culture Sichuan Basin Sichuan Cultural Relics signiﬁcant social topography types wall Wang Wanzhou Warring States period Wazhadi western Wuhan Xinyicun Yangzi River Zhang Zhao Zhong County Zhongba Zhongguo