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Return to Daxinzhuang: Current Excavations at the Shang Colony in Eastern China

A talk by FANG HUI (Shandong University)

Friday, May 07, 2010
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fowler Museum A222
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Daxinzhuang site is one of the most important Shang settlements in eastern China from around 1300-1000 B.C. The rapid emergence of this town provided the first indication of a Shang population intrusion into the coastal region of Shandong. Recent excavations have produced a rich body of archaeological material from the diverse social and religious life at the Shang settlement. The site boasts one of the very few discoveries of Shang oracle bone inscriptions outside of the Late Shang capital Anyang and major finds of early Shang bronzes. Drawing from the most up-to-date archaeological discoveries, this talk on the on-going excavation offers important insight into the nature of Shang expansion and social structure on the eastern frontier of the Shang polity.

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Fang Hui is professor of archaeology, the director of the Shandong University Museum, and Dean of Humanities, Shandong University. He specializes in Bronze Age archaeology of the Shandong region and is the director of excavation at the Daxinzhuang site.


310 825-8683

Sponsor(s): Confucius Institute, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

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