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Children of the yellow earth : studies in prehistoric China / J. Gunnar Andersson; [transl. from the Swedish by E. Classen]

Main Author Andersson, Johan Gunnar, 1874-1960 Secondary Author Classen, E. Country Estados Unidos. Edition 1st ed Publication Cambridge : MIT Press, 1973 Description XXI, 345 p., [33] f. est. : il. ; 21 cm Series The MIT paperback series , 211 ISBN 0-262-51011-1 CDU 910(510)
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Originally published in 1934 and written by the Curator of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, this is an informative and highly entertaining account of the author's several expeditions to Northern China. Andersson began his Chinese explorations as a mining consultant, switched to paleontology as a wealth of fossils surfaced with the mining ore, and finally turned his attention to archaeology. It was on one of his expeditions that the now-famous "Peking Man" was discovered. Accounts of further discoveries of prehistoric villages, graves, pottery, and temples are interspersed with descriptions of China's geology and topography and amusing accounts of his adventures with the not-always-hospitable natives. For the reader of today, Andersson's book offers not only an insight into prehistory but a fascinating glimpse of the China of forty years ago.

Tit. orig.: Den qula jordens barn

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. xvii)
  • I The First Signs of Life (p. 1)
  • VI The Peking Man (p. 94)
  • VII The Yellow Earth (p. 127)
  • IX The Face of the Earth Giant (p. 156)
  • XII Ancient Implements and Vessels (p. 200)
  • XVII The Living in the Valley and the Dead in the Mountains (p. 264)
  • XVIII Fecundity Rites, Hunting Magic and Death Cult (p. 277)
  • XIX Aphrodite's Symbol (p. 294)
  • II Prehistoric Swamp Forests (p. 17)
  • XV Archaeology Takes Charge (p. 244)
  • III The Giant Saurians in Shantung and the First Mammals (p. 32)
  • V Dragons and Dragon-Bone Mines (p. 70)
  • XVI The T'ao Valley (p. 251)
  • IV How the Mountains Came into Being (p. 54)
  • XIII We Follow the Yang Shao People to Kokonor (p. 224)
  • VIII Pleistocene Man in the Ordos Desert (p. 146)
  • X We Discover the First Prehistoric Village (p. 163)
  • XI A Cannibalistic Sanctuary (p. 188)
  • XIV The Gift of the Old Madman (p. 234)
  • XX The Symbolism of the P'an Shan Graves (p. 313)
  • XXI The Yang Shao Civilization (p. 330)
  • Index (p. 339)

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