SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

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

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 Gallery Room: B104

Type of Event: 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

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