Discoveries at Zhongba
SUN ZHIBIN (Sichuan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and Visiting Fellow of the Center for Chinese Studies)
Thursday, February 21, 2002
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
275 Dodd Hall
Zhongba, in eastern Sichuan province, is a multiperiod, deeply stratified site in the valley of a tributary of the Yangzi River, about 200 km from Chongqing. For many centuries it was the site of a flourishing salt industry. Extensive excavations at the site began in 1997 under the auspices of the Sichuan Institute of Archaeology, the first time such a site has been excavated in China.
Professor Sun Zhibin, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, is a graduate of the archaeology wing of the Department of History of Sichuan University, and is now at the Sichuan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. In recent years he has been entrusted with the direction of some of the Institute’s most difficult and largest excavation projects. Much of this work has taken place in the area to be flooded as a result of the building of the Three Gorges Dam. Professor Sun is the head of excavation at Zhongba and will present his preliminary synthesis of the finds made to date. His talk, in Chinese, will be translated.
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