Liaowadianzi remains of the Western Zhou period and Studies on Early Chu Culture
Yue Fu, PhD
Visiting Scholar at SAC
Associate Professor, School of History and Culture,Central China Normal University
The Liaowadianzi site in Yunxian County, Hubei , is located on a secondary platform in the middle and upper reaches of the Han River. From 2005 to 2011, in order to cooperate with the construction of the first phase of the middle route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, entrusted by the Hubei Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, the School of History，the Department of Archeology and Museology at Wuhan University and the Hubei Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology conducted rescuable archaeological excavations at the site. The cultural connotation of the site was very rich, mainly including remains from the late Neolithic age to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. It filled the gap in the cultural development of this area and established the scale of the cultural development sequence in the middle and upper reaches of the Han River.This talk focuses on the new discoveries of Liaowadianzi remains of the Western Zhou period, which provides important materials for the study on the early Chu Culture in the southern region of China.