The Terracotta Army Blog
News and views from the team leading the project “Imperial Logistics: The Making of the Terracotta Army”
Janice and I will spend this week at the beautiful town of Nara (Japan) attending the 8th International Conference on the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA 8). Notwithstanding the somewhat dull title, this is a very exciting archaeometallurgical conference with a strong emphasis on the Asian world. Clearly the place to be! More...
Published: Sep 11, 2013 2:50:58 PM
On 29 March 1974, a group of farmers digging a water well in
Lintong, to the east of Xi’an, struck upon one of the greatest archaeological
discoveries of all time. The Terracotta Army would become the icon of the 2,200
year-old city-like mausoleum of China’s First Emperor. A further four decades
since its discovery, have we learned anything about serendipity?
Published: Apr 2, 2013 11:47:00 AM
I arrived back from my first
trip to Xi'an to initiate the ceramics phase of the project. Was great to see
the Terracotta Army, to see the Mausoleum, and to experience China.
Published: Mar 14, 2013 1:41:24 PM
I have just returned from a spell of a few months in Xi’an, where I have been continuing the data acquisition while working on ongoing publications. A highlight of my time there was the visit by a distinguished delegation led by Professor Dame Helen Wallace, Foreign Secretary of the British Academy, to the Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum. That was an official visit to mark the adoption of our “Imperial Logistics” as a British Academy project. More...
Published: Feb 14, 2013 2:24:33 PM
Last year ended with a substantial amount of media and blog coverage triggered by our publication in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. What was all the fuss about? And how accurate was the news coverage? More...
Published: Jan 11, 2013 3:41:00 PM
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