Archaeological Research in the Three Gorges, & the Study of the Ancient Ba Culture
Zheng Ruokui. Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Mr. Zheng has conducted archaeological research in many parts of China for over thirty years. Most recently, he has been field director of his institute's excavations in the region soon to be submerged as a result of the Three Gorges Dam. The surveys and excavations in the Three Gorges area, ongoing since 1994, constitute one of the most extensive salvage operations in the history of the archaeological discipline. The Institute of Archaeology, CASS, has contributed to this effort by doing extensive research on prehistoric (Neolithic and Bronze Age) sites in the fertile and picturesque valley of the Daning river in Wushan county, Chongqing municipality. This work has shed important new light on the history of the ancient Ba people, known from historical record to have inhabited this area during ancient times.
Mr. Zheng will speak in Chinese; translation will be provided.
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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies