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Shimao and Erlitou: new perspectives on the origins of the bronze industry in central China*

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Over the last five years, excavation of a large, stone, fortified site at Shimao, on the northern edge of the Loess Plateau in Shaanxi Province, China, has radically changed our understanding of the events that precipitated the development of the first bronze casting in central China at Erlitou (Figure 1). An international conference on the Shimao site, held at Shenmu in August 2016, explored many aspects of this major discovery.

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Figures 2, 3 and 4 have been replaced, and their captions amended from the originally published article. A correction notice has been published online https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.34

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Antiquity
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