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The Search for Ancient China

Corinne Debaine-Francfort, Paul Bahn


The story of the development of archaeology in China across the past century, uncovering evidence of the world's longest continuous civilization


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as China opened its doors, archaeologists introduced new field methods that led to important discoveries and the establishment of scientific research bodies.

Now, the splendours of ancient China can be revealed: from the famous terracotta army to the lavish tomb of the Marquis of Dai from the Han dynasty.

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Format: Paperback

Size: 17.7 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Publication date: 18 October 1999

ISBN: 9780500300954

About the Author

Corinne Debaine-Francfort is a resreacher at the CNRS specialised in the archaeology on Central Asia.

Paul Bahn is co-author of Thames & Hudson’s bestselling Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, and author of Images of the Ice Age, widely regarded as the standard introduction to cave art.

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