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Author Atha, Mick, author

Title Piecing together Sha Po : archaeological investigations and landscape reconstruction / Mick Atha and Kennis Yip
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
Contents Part I. Contextualising Sha Po -- 1. Sha Po Tsuen : Hong Kong archaeology in microcosm -- 2. How we know about ancient Sha Po -- 3. Social landscapes and ancient environments -- part II. Sha Po's human narrative -- 4. Sha Po's first people : Neolithic fisher-hunter-foragers -- 5. Bronze Age : technology, trade, and increasing social complexity -- 6. On the edge of empire : Han-Yuan Sha Po -- 7. A time of great change : Sha Po during the Ming-colonial era -- part III. Exploring the multi-period social landscape -- 8. Reconstructing Sha Po's landscapes and lifeways -- 9. Conclusions and reflections on Sha Po -- Appendix 1. Catalogue of selected finds -- Appendix 2. Glossary
Summary Hong Kong boasts a number of rich archaeological sites behind sandy bays. Among these backbeaches is Sha Po on Lamma Island, a site which has long captured the attention of archaeologists. However, until now no comprehensive study of the area has ever been published. 'Piecing Together Sha Po' presents the first sustained analysis, framed in terms of a multi-period social landscape, of the varieties of human activity in Sha Po spanning more than 6000 years. Synthesising decades of earlier fieldwork together with Atha and Yip's own extensive excavations conducted in 2008-2010, the discoveries collectively enabled the authors to reconstruct the society in Sha Po in different historical periods
Notes Previously issued in print: 2017
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 30, 2017)
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- China -- Lamma Island.
Lamma Island (China) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
Author Yip, Kennis, author
ISBN 9789888313952 (ebook)