By Anke Hein
This publication proposes a brand new version and scheme of study for advanced burial fabric and applies it to the prehistoric archaeological list of the Liangshan sector in Southwest China that different archaeologists have usually given a large berth, relating to it as too patchy, too inhomogeneous, and total too unwieldy to paintings with.
The version treats burials as composite items, contemplating a few of the parts individually of their respective existence histories. the applying of this method of the wealthy and numerous archaeological list of the Liangshan area serves as a try of this new type of research.
This quantity therefore pursues major goals: to improve the knowledge of the archaeology of the rapid research quarter which has been little tested, and to provide and attempt a brand new scheme of research that may be utilized to different our bodies of material.
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The Burial Record of Prehistoric Liangshan in Southwest China: Graves as Composite Objects by Anke Hein