Burial patterns of the Chou period : the location and arrangement of cemeteries in Northern China, 1000-200 BC

Theresa Munford
One of the most significant results of the last sixty years of scientific archaeology in China has been the excavation of many thousands of Chou period tombs. These finds have reinforced the picture which emerges from traditional textual sources of burial being an important ritual and symbolic act involving the expenditure of vast resources. This study focuses on one particular aspect of the material evidence that of the physical location of burials, to explore what...
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