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Worked Stone

A single worked stone fragment was recovered from a stratified context. This consisted of a fine-grained bluish grey vesicular quernstone fragment that is identifiable as Niedermendig Műlstein lava (also known as Rhenish or Mayen lava) from the Eifel region in Germany (Kars 1983). Although such querns were frequently used during the Roman period, and are common finds on Middle and Late Saxon sites, they are much rarer in the Medieval period as their use was controlled following the Norman Conquest and many people were instead compelled to use centrally regulated mills (Watts 2002, 38-42). Therefore, although it occurred residually in a later context, this example is likely to be pre-12th century in origin.

[016], F.19, <058>: a Niedermendig Műlstein lava quern fragment. It measures 105mm by 96mm in extent and 30mm thick, and weighs 414g.

Wu Jiao Town

The first town we meet when entering Fu Bo county area, about 5 km from the county city.

Wu Po Copper Mine

The largest copper mine in Big Liang Mountain and Small Liang Mountain area. During the Tongzhi era of Qing dynasty, money was raised to mining copper here but the threaten from Yi bandits forced it to stop.

Yi people

who are working on the urgent construction of Xichang airport.

Yi people's village

notice that the stones are put above the roof top to avoid strong winds blowing away wooden roof top.

Young King

Coloured drawing of the costume; notes about the costumes; and a pencil sketch of the costume with notes

Zhao Jue County City

This county is located to the east of Xi Chang. The county only has four houses, a single tree and nothing else.

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