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Pottery Production and Social Complexity on the Chengdu Plain,Sichuan, China, 2500 to 800 BC

Chiang, Po-yi


The goal of this research has been to examine potential changes in pottery production between 2500 and 800 BC on the Chengdu Plain of Sichuan, China, with a central focus on any relationships that might have existed between organization of pottery production and degree of social complexity. The evolutionary model of pottery production outlined by Rice (1981) is tested against archaeological data from the Chengdu Plain, covering pottery manufacturing technology and fabric composition, combined...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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