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Piecing Together Sha PoArchaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction$
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Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208982

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.001.0001

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Sha Po Tsuen: Hong Kong Archaeology in Microcosm

Sha Po Tsuen: Hong Kong Archaeology in Microcosm

(p.3) 1 Sha Po Tsuen: Hong Kong Archaeology in Microcosm
Piecing Together Sha Po

Mick Atha

Kennis Yip

Hong Kong University Press

We begin by introducing the modern landscape setting of the Yung Shue Wan Site of Archaeological Interest on Lamma Island and the Sha Po backbeach and plateau sites within it. The present cultural context of the area is contrasted with its multi-period human past as evidenced by the excavated archaeological remains. The area’s social and environmental background is introduced. Then the site’s importance is highlighted in terms of key discoveries in the Bronze Age and Six Dynasties-Tang periods, as well as through the richer social narratives offered by recent historical archaeology. The chapter is rounded off with a chapter-by-chapter summary of the process by which the authors approached the task of ‘Piecing Together Sha Po’.

Keywords:   Modern landscape setting, Recent socio-economic history, Physical environment, Site importance, Investigative approach

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