Article ID: CBB896709028

Experimental Archeology Research on Qin Ding(鼎) of the Spring and Autumn Period Unearthed in Lixian County: Restoration of the Technology of Sub-model and Embedded Molds in the Casting Craft (2014)


In Shang and Zhou Dynasties,bronze round Ding(鼎) always were cast by three composite molds in the Central Plains. But the three pieces of Qin style Ding(鼎) which were unearthed in Lixian county of Gansu province were different. They were cast by two composite molds,and belonged to the Spring and Autumn Period. Only through the application of sub-model and embedded molds can the process be ensured. This paper attempts to research bronze with the canonical form of prehistoric stone research. The authors know the behavior and thinking model of the ancients through trace analysis,and then they carried out the research of experimental archaeology,in order to test and replenish their analysis. Through the visual cognitive process of experimental archaeology,they can transform the static information into a dynamic picture of the history,and reveal the mode of production and the technology of Qin casters.

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Authors & Contributors
Jiang, Xiaoyuan
Liu, En-yuan
Liu, Ciyuan
Ma, Liping
Zhu, Yanping
Liu, Yanxiang
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Zhongguo Keji Shiliao (China Historical Materials of Science and Technology)
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Kexue Jishu yu Bianzhengfa (Science, Technology, and Dialectics)
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Columbia University Press
Cambria Press
Cambridge University Press
East Asia, civilization and culture
Metal casting
Metals and metallic compounds
Mo, Di
Time Periods
Zhou dynasty (China, 1122-221 B.C.)
Shang dynasty (China, ca. 1766-1027 B.C.)
Han dynasty (China, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.)
Qin dynasty (China, 221-207 B.C.)
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Liaoxi region (China)
Siberia (Russia)
Middle and Near East

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