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AMS Radiocarbon Dating of an Ancient Pottery Workshop in Hepu County, China

  • Xiangdong Ruan (a1), Yongjing Guan (a1) (a2), Zhaoming Xiong (a3), Weiming Wu (a1), Huijuan Wang (a1), Shan Jiang (a4), Ming He (a4), Kexin Liu (a5), Filippo Terrassi (a2) and Manuela Capano (a2)...

Abstract

An ancient pottery workshop belonging to the Han Dynasty was excavated in Caoxie village, Hepu County. Caoxie village is an important archaeological site in Hepu County, Beihai City, in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is believed that Hepu County was the oldest departure point on the ancient maritime trading route during the Han Dynasty (206 BC to AD 220) due to the ideal natural geographical conditions and the existence of a large number of Han tombs. Radiocarbon measurements on wood and charcoal samples from the Caoxie village site were performed at the Peking University AMS facility (PKU-AMS), Beijing, and the Centre for Isotopic Research for Cultural and Environmental Heritage (CIRCE) at Naples Second University, Italy. Calibrated ages were obtained with code CALIB 5 (Stuiver and Reimer 1993). The results of these measurements are presented and the related chronology is discussed.

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AMS Radiocarbon Dating of an Ancient Pottery Workshop in Hepu County, China

  • Xiangdong Ruan (a1), Yongjing Guan (a1) (a2), Zhaoming Xiong (a3), Weiming Wu (a1), Huijuan Wang (a1), Shan Jiang (a4), Ming He (a4), Kexin Liu (a5), Filippo Terrassi (a2) and Manuela Capano (a2)...

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