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A military garrison or cultural mixing pot? Renewed investigations at Shichengzi, a Han Dynasty settlement in Xinjiang

  • Pengfei Sheng (a1) (a2), Michael J. Storozum (a1) (a2) (a3), Xiaohong Tian (a4) and Yong Wu (a4)

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Excavations at Shichengzi, the probable location of ancient Shule, have revealed diverse burial practices suggesting a population with varied cultural backgrounds. Together with archaeobotanical evidence, this indicates a community of agro-pastoralists and Han Dynasty migrants using diverse cropping patterns to attain self-sufficiency. The project raises interesting questions about the impact of migrations on the identities of inhabitants.

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A military garrison or cultural mixing pot? Renewed investigations at Shichengzi, a Han Dynasty settlement in Xinjiang

  • Pengfei Sheng (a1) (a2), Michael J. Storozum (a1) (a2) (a3), Xiaohong Tian (a4) and Yong Wu (a4)

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