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Yanshi

Yanshi
偃师市
County-level city
Country China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Luoyang
Population (2003)
 • Total 830,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Yanshi (Chinese: 偃师; pinyin: Yǎnshī) is a county-level city administered by the prefecture-level city of Luoyang in western Henan province in the People's Republic of China. Yanshi lies on the Luo River.

Contents

  • Archaeological sites 1
    • Erlitou site 1.1
    • Yanshi Shang City 1.2
  • References 2

Archaeological sites

There are two important archaeological sites in this area.

Erlitou site

The Erlitou culture (1900–1500 BC) was discovered in Yanshi in 1959.[1] Erlitou is the name of the modern village nearby; the traditional name of the settlement was Zhenxun (斟鄩, Zhēnxún).

Yanshi Shang City

In 1983, a walled city dating from 1600 BC was found 6 km (3.7 mi) north-east of the Erlitou site in Yanshi's Shixianggou Township.[1] This city, now known as Yanshi Shang City (偃师商城, Yǎnshī Shāngchéng), had an area of nearly 200 ha (490 acres) and featured pottery characteristic of the Erligang culture.[2] Some scholars—including the Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project[2]—identify it with the first Shang dynasty capital, Western Bo (西亳, Xībó) which was traditionally credited to King Tang after his defeat of the Xia dynasty.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Liu, Li; Xu, Hong (2007). "Rethinking Erlitou: legend, history and Chinese archaeology". Antiquity 81 (314): 886–901. 
  2. ^ a b Lee, Yun Kuen (2002). "Building the chronology of early Chinese history". Asian Perspectives: the Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific 41 (1): 15–42.  
  3. ^ Schinz, Alfred (1996). The magic square: cities in ancient China. Edition Axel Menges.  

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