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Nephrite and other Early Metal Age exchange networks

Hung, Hsiao-chun


In the past decade, archaeological studies have revealed intensive Early Metal Age exchange systems stretching across the South China Sea. Many new items and technologies were involved in this long‐distance trade (Plate 12) and several networks of movement can be traced. Two of the main raw materials with identifiable geochemical origins were nephrite (jade) from Fengtian near Hualian, located in a tectonically unstable region of eastern Taiwan, and muscovitemica (often termed “Mindoro jade”)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: First Islanders: Prehistory and Human Migration in Island Southeast Asia
DOI: .1002/9781119251583.ch9


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