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Lead isotope analyses revealed the key role of Chang'an in the mirror production and distribution network during the Han Dynasty

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Chang'an (now Xi'an) was the capital of the Western Han Dynasty and the starting point of the Silk Road. In the light of the importance of Chang'an as the centre of politics, economy and cultural interaction, the overarching question proposed in this paper is focused on its role in the mirror production and distribution network during Han period. On the basis of chemical and lead isotopic analyses of 34 Han mirrors, this paper discusses the potential existence of a mirror production centre in...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/arcm.12274

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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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Linacre College
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Archaeometry Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
4
Pages:
685-713
Publication date:
2017-01-13
Acceptance date:
2016-06-27
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EISSN:
1475-4754
ISSN:
0003-813X
Pubs id:
pubs:673436
URN:
uri:fcb3eba1-8819-474a-b52c-bd9cf482c22a
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uuid:fcb3eba1-8819-474a-b52c-bd9cf482c22a
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pubs:673436

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