The Soviet Far East in Antiquity: An Archaeological and Historical Study of the Maritime Region of the U.S.S.R. No. 6
This volume outlines the history of the Maritime Province from ancient times through the medieval period, from a general point of view, on the basis of archaeological materials and Chinese and other chronicles. There are chapters discussing the Upper Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Shell Mound periods; the transition to the Age of Metal; the rise of the P'o-hai state in the fifth to seventh centuries A.D., and its conquest by the Khitan state; and the rise and growth of the Jurchen (or Chin) empire from the mid-eleventh century, its defeat by the Mongols, and, briefly, the fate of the region afterwards. This book will appeal to historians, archaeologists, and all those interested in the past of the Far East.
(Anthropology of the North: Translations form Russian Sources, No. 6)
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
- Page Count: 294 pages
- Dimensions: 6.7in x 0.6in x 9.5in
Author InformationHenry N. Michael (1912-2006) was a scientist and senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology whose groundbreaking work in the application of tree-ring analysis revolutionized archaeological dating techniques. Previously, he was a professor of geography at Temple University and then Chair of the Geography Department from 1965 to 1973. He retired in 1980.
Alexei Pavlovich Okladnikov (1908-1981) was a Soviet archaeologist, historian, and ethnographer, and an expert in the ancient cultures of Siberia and the Pacific Basin. He was elected a full member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1968, and awarded the honorary title of the Hero of Socialist Labor in 1978.
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