Craft Production in the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771BC): A Case Study of a Jue-earrings Workshop at the Predynastic Capital Site, Zhouyuan, China
This work investigates the craft production system in the Western Zhou (China), through a case study of a jue-earring workshop at Qijia in the predynastic capital site of Zhouyuan, excavated in 2002-2003. Conclusions are drawn from several lines of evidence, including spatial relationships of material remains in archaeological context, various stages of jue production wasters, the authors experimental replication of jue manufacture, and written texts and bronze inscriptions.
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Sociopolitical Evolution of Zhouyuan An Archaeological Review
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anvil stones archaeological context archaeological cultures artefacts assemblage attached craftsmen bronze hoards bronze inscriptions calcite ceramic Chapter China Chubanshe context Costin craftsmen baigong craftsmen burials Descriptive statistics diameter distribution Early WZ elite family excavated area Figure Fufeng grinding grindstones ground preforms identified indicates jade jue manufacturing wasters jue production jue wasters jue workshop Kaogu Late WZ limestone lithic debitage lithic debris Liujia manufacturing tools marlite Middle WZ Mount Qi oracle bones organisation of production pecking percussors perforated ring predynastic Zhou production area production features production pits proto-Zhou culture Qijia craftsmen Qijia jue Qijia workshop quantity raw materials recovered remains rock types samples sandstone schist Shaanxi Shaanxisheng Shang Shang dynasty slaves social status spatial specialisation stone tools suggests Table thickness tombs tripod tubular drilling variation vessels Western Zhou dynasty Western Zhou period width Xia-Shang-Zhou Xizhou Yinxu Yuntang Zhang Zhouyuan Kaogudui