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Revisiting lead isotope data in Shang and Western Zhou bronzes

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Lead is a major component of Chinese ritual bronze vessels. Defining its sources and usage is thus highly significant to understanding the metal industries of the Chinese Bronze Age. A new, simplified method has been developed for examining data, thereby providing insight into diachronic change in the origins of lead sources used in artefacts. Application of this method to the existing corpus of lead isotope data from the Erlitou (c. 1600 BC) to the Western Zhou (c. 1045-771 BC) periods revea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.15184/aqy.2017.149

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Archaeology
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Archaeology
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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Archaeology
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Grant:
Advanced Grant (FLAME, 1300505)
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Antiquity Journal website
Volume:
91
Issue:
360
Pages:
1574-1587
Publication date:
2017-12-06
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-1744
ISSN:
0003-598X
Pubs id:
pubs:813537
URN:
uri:427ba56d-732e-431e-a3bd-7733603841b4
UUID:
uuid:427ba56d-732e-431e-a3bd-7733603841b4
Local pid:
pubs:813537
Paper number:
360

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