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Seminar: Alain THOTE
08 MARCH 18
Speaker : prof. Alain THOTE (École pratique des hautes études (EPHE, PSL), Paris)
Title :The Sanxingdui Civilization and its Heritage: Preliminary Investigations

Date: Thursday, march 8 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Conference room, College of Liberal Arts, Guangfu Campus, National Cheng Kung University

In the summer of 1986 an outstanding discovery was made in Sichuan at Sanxingdui. Two sacrificial deposits buried around 1200 BC and containing startlingly original artefacts by hundreds came then to light. Earlier on archaeologists had been investigating the remnants of an earthen city wall of rather big size, but without expecting such a major discovery. Indeed over the past thirty years much work has been done in Sichuan to understand how the Sanxingdui civilization came into being and why it suddenly disappeared, but no precise answers to these questions have been given yet. However, a close look to some recent discoveries made in several sites, some of which far away from Sanxingdui, shows that this civilization had a long-lasting impact on material cultures that developed not only in Sichuan but in the peripheral regions of this province, and beyond.

- Institute of Archaeology, National Cheng Kung University
- EFEO Taipei Center

The Conference will be given in English and chaired by Prof. Liu I-ch'ang

With the support of the French Office in Taipei (BFT)