Salt Production and Social Hierarchy in Ancient China: An Archaeological Investigation of Specialization in China's Three Gorges

Salt Production and Social Hierarchy in Ancient China: An Archaeological Investigation of Specialization in China's Three Gorges

by Rowan K. Flad

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ISBN-13: 9781107629936
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Rowan K. Flad is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. He is actively engaged in archaeological field work in China and has lectured widely on Chinese archaeology. He co-edited a book on specialization in the series Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association and has contributed articles to many edited volumes and journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Current Anthropology, the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology and the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The organization of ancient salt production in Sichuan; 3. Ancient salt production in Sichuan; 4. The Zhongba site; 5. Ceramic evidence; 6. Parameters of production according to ceramics; 7. Features and spatiality; 8. Animal remains and divination; 9. Conclusions and implications; Epilogue.

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