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Department of the History of Art and Archaeology

Archaeology of textiles: the excavation of the 6th century BC tomb in Jiangxi province

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Prof. Wang Yarong (Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Date: 5 February 2010Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 5 February 2010Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: B104

Type of Event: Seminar

Series: East Asia Art & Archaeology Research Seminar

In 2007, Chinese archaeologists discovered a multi-coffin tomb dated to the Eastern Zhou period, containing 47 burials, all female, wrapped in silk clothing, some survived in good condition, together with spinning and weaving tools. The discovery is the earliest in date, greatest in number and most spectacular in their structure. Prof. Wang Yarong and her colleagues from the Capital Museum Beijing worked at the site and have developed special techniques for recovering and conserving ancient textiles.

Organiser: Shane McCausland

Contact email: sm80@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 020 7898 4705