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Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip


Hong Kong boasts a number of rich archaeological sites behind sandy bays. Among these backbeaches is Sha Po on Lamma Island, a site which has long captured the attention of archaeologists. However, until now no comprehensive study of the area has ever been published. Piecing Together Sha Po presents the first sustained analysis, framed in terms of a multi-period social landscape, of the varieties of human activity in Sha Po spanning more than 6,000 years. Synthesising decades of earlier fieldwork together with Atha and Yip’s own extensive excavations conducted in 2008-2010, the discoveries col ... More

Keywords: Sha Po, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, Social landscape perspective, Landscape archaeology, Archaeological investigation, Multi-period site, Backbeach, Environmental reconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208982
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mick Atha, author
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Kennis Yip, author