Social Status and Recycling in Bronze Age China
Rad by Dr Victoria Sainsbury
What does recycling have to do with social standing in Bronze Age China? Dr Victoria Sainsbury discusses the recent work of the FLAME team, led by Dr Ray Liu, on the metal work at Anyang, and how powerful people controlled how metal moved through society.
Liu, R., Pollard, A.M., Cao, Q., Liu, C., Sainsbury, V., Howarth, P., Bray, P., Huan, L., Yao, B., Fu, Y. and Tang, J., 2020. Social hierarchy and the choice of metal recycling at Anyang, the last capital of Bronze Age Shang China. Scientific reports, 10(1), pp.1-9.
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