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Iron production and trading in Lingnan during the Qin and Han Dynasties

  • Mengyi Zhang (a1), Yingfu Li (a1), Zhaoming Xiong (a2), Shijia Li (a2) and Yuniu Li (a1)...

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The ‘Qin & Han Iron Smelting Site Investigation Project’ aims to illuminate the early use and production of iron during the Qin and Han Dynasties in south and south-west China. Here, the authors report on attempts to discover the origins of iron objects from the Lingnan region.

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Iron production and trading in Lingnan during the Qin and Han Dynasties

  • Mengyi Zhang (a1), Yingfu Li (a1), Zhaoming Xiong (a2), Shijia Li (a2) and Yuniu Li (a1)...

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