Return to Daxinzhuang: Current Excavations at the Shang Colony in Eastern China
May 07, 2010 04:00 PM
May 07, 2010 06:00 PM
May 07, 2010
from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
|Where||A222 Fowler (Seminar Room)|
|Contact Name||Laura Lliguin|
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Fang Hui, Director of Shandong University Museum, Professor of Archaeology,
Shandong University, China
The Daxinzhuang site is one of the most important Shang settlements in eastern China 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 produced a rich body of archaeological material from the diverse social and religious life at the
Shang settlement. It boasts one of very few discoveries of Shang oracle bone inscriptions outside of the Late Shang capital Anyang and major finds of early Shang bronzes. Drawing from most up-to-date archaeological discoveries, this talk on the on-going excavation offers important insight on the nature of Shang expansion and social structure on the eastern frontier of the Shang polity.
Prof. Fang Hui is the professor of archaeology, the director of Shandong
University Museum, Dean of Humanities, Shandong University, China He specializes in Bronze Age archaeology of Shandong region and is the director of excavation at Daxinzhuang site.