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The excavation of the Mazongshan jade quarry sites in Subei County, Gansu

Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology

From the journal Chinese Archaeology

Abstract

In 2014, Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology continued the investigation and excavations to the Mazongshan jade quarry sites in Subei County. In Jing-Bôr Pasture Locality, 10 material deposits, 11 ash pits, two ash ditches and 21 house foundations were recovered, the artifacts unearthed from which included potsherds, stone and bone implements, bronzes, iron objects, jade blanks, etc. In Hanyaozi Pasture Locality, six quarrying pits, one inclined shaft, two material deposits and one fortified remain were recovered. These excavations provided important materials for understanding the mining scale of the jade quarries, the structure and pattern of the quarrying settlements and the interrelationships among these quarrying settlements during the Warring-States Period through the Han Dynasty.


Postscript

The original report published in Kaogu 考古 (Archaeology) 2015.7:3니• with 36 illustrations was authored by Guoke Chen 陈国科, Chaonian Jiang 蒋超年, Hui Wang 王 and Yueguang Yang 杨月光. This English full-text translation is done by Rowan Flad 傅罗文.


References

Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology 甘肃省文物考古研究所 et al. 2010. 甘肃肃北马鬚山古 玉矿遗址调查简报 (Survey of Mazongshan ancient jade mine site in Subei County, Gansu). Wenwu 文物 (Cultural relics) 10:27–33.Search in Google Scholar

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Published Online: 2016-11-16
Published in Print: 2016-11-27

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