Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shang Dynasty ruins at Yin Xu

Anyang was one of the earliest imperial capitals in what is now China. Ruins from the Shang Dynasty are on display at the Yin Xu site.

Water drainage pipes.

Cast of bones in mass grave site.

Fragments of inscribed tortoise shell used in augury.

Inscribed tortoise shells and ox scapula are abundant at this site.

Grave site under glass at Yin Xu. I doubt this is a real grave site as opposed to a reconstruction--but on the other hand, this is China we are talking about.

Other gravesites included chariots, horses, and attendants.

Some of the earliest examples of writing that can be traced to modern Chinese appear on ox scapula and tortoise shells.

Grave goods.

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