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Beyond ritual bronzes: identifying multiple sources of highly radiogenic lead across Chinese history

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One of the greatest enigmas in the study of Bronze Age China is the source of highly radiogenic lead discovered in the copper-based objects of the Shang period (ca. 1500-1046 BC). Although being relatively rare in nature, such lead contributed over half of the lead consumed across a vast area from the Yellow River to the Yangtze. Identifying its source and supply network would significantly contribute to our understanding of how China achieved the largest metal production across Eurasia. The ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-018-30275-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
8
Article number:
11770
Publication date:
2018-08-06
Acceptance date:
2018-07-27
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2045-2322
Pmid:
30082746
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905059
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English
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pubs:905059
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2018-10-17

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