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Author Atha, Mick

Title Piecing Together Sha Po : Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction
Published Aberdeen : Hong Kong University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource (279 pages)
Contents List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Plates; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 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 Lifeways9. Conclusions and Reflections on Sha Po; Appendices; Appendix 1: Catalogue of Selected Finds; Appendix 2: Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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 6,000 years. Synthesising decades of earlier fieldwork together with Atha and Yip's own extensive excavations conducted in 2008-2010, the discoveries col
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-256) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- China -- Lamma Island
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Excavations (Archaeology)
SUBJECT Sha Po Site (China)
Lamma Island (China) -- Antiquities
Lamma Island (China) -- History
Subject China -- Lamma Island
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Yip, Kennis
ISBN 9789888313952