Shihchaishan

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Shihchaishan

 

a burial ground of the Bronze and early Iron ages (fourth century B.C. to first century A.D.), near the village of the same name in Chinning Districts, Yünnan Province, China. Shihchaishan was excavated between 1955 and 1960. The burial inventory included unique articles made of bronze, such as weapons, drums with sculptured images of people and animals, models of dwellings, and implements, as well as Chinese coins and bronze mirrors and seals. Shihchaishan probably belonged to tribes that were known in Chinese written sources under the name of Tien, the ancestors of the contemporary Itsu.

REFERENCE

Its, R. F. Etnicheskaia istoriia iuga Vostochnoi Azii. Leningrad, 1972.
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