Siwa culture

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Siwa culture (Chinese: 寺洼文化; pinyin: Sìwā wénhuà) was a Bronze Age culture in the Gansu province of China. It was first discovered at Mount Siwa (寺洼山) in Lintao County, hence its name.[1] Siwa culture dating is approximately from 14th to 11th Century BC,[2] it is tentatively attributed to the cultures of the Di () and Qiang () peoples.[3]

The Siwa culture was mainly spread in the area of upper course of the Tao River. One of its main characteristics is pottery with saddle-shaped openings (马鞍口陶罐),[4] it is distinguished by its bronze objects.

Since 2006, the Siwa site (寺洼遗址) is on the list of the People's Republic of China's archeological monuments.

Literature[edit]

Nicola Di Cosmo, The Northern Frontier in Pre-Imperial China//The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC, Edited by M.Loewe and E.L.Shaughnessy. ISBN 0-521-47030-7

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Diese Stätte wird auch Miaopingyagou yizhi 庙坪鸦沟遗址 genannt.
  2. ^ http://www.gscn.com.cn/Get/dingxi/101927379.htm
  3. ^ 甘肃日报 [Gānsù Rìbào, Gansu Daily]. 《走进临洮县寺洼文化遗址》 [Zǒujìn Líntáoxiàn Sìwā Wénhuà Yízhǐ; "Entering Lintao County's Siwa Ruins"]. 2007. Accessed 17 Dec 2013. (Chinese)
  4. ^ http://www.fareastasianart.com/stores/brianpage/items/517132/item517132fareastasianart.html

Translated from http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siwa-Kultur