The Hongshan Papers

Collected Studies on the Archaeology of Northern China

Sarah M. Nelson


The papers gathered together in this volume represent over a dozen years of research on the Hongshan period in north-eastern China. Hongshan is the name given to a group of Late Neolithic sites north of the Great Wall of China, in Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia. Papers are arranged thematically covering the following topics: General (An introduction to the geographical locations); Hongshan as a Complex Society; Ideology and Pigs; Gender; Hongshan Trade and Research Papers on Niuheliang.