Rethinking the Meaning of Bronze Technology in Eastern Lingnan During the First Millennium BCE
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AbstractAlthough the arrival of bronze technology in eastern Lingnan has been discussed in the literature, it is yet to be clear the extent to which bronze technology contributed to the construction of social hierarchy and complexity process. This talk will first reanalyze the chronology of bronze materials and the technological tradition of bronzes based on previous published data and metallurgical analyses. In addition, through a synthetic analysis of the distributional pattern of bronzes and their relations with settlement patterns, this paper tries to challenge the often-taken-for-granted assumption that the manufacturing of bronzes was closely relevant to the social complexity process in eastern Lingnan. Instead, the manufacturing of bronze objects was dispersed and the distribution of stonewares with the so-called double-F motifs, apparently imitations of bronze ritual vessels developed in the Central Plains, might be more significant in the consolidation of social boundaries.
Acceptance Date05/06/2018
All Author(s) ListLAM WENGCHEONG
Name of ConferenceThe Eighth Society of East Asian Archaeology (SEAA) Worldwide Conference
Start Date of Conference08/06/2018
End Date of Conference11/06/2018
Place of ConferenceNanjing
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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