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The bell was near the individual’s hand.
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The bell was near the individual’s hand.
In the perspective of a student writing a letter to their university department head, You discovered these two objects in a grave inside the courtyard of one of the many palace structures in the ancient city of Erlitou. • Due to the disturbance caused by constant building and rebuilding of palaces in this area, it is difficult to date the artifacts precisely, but you know that the area was occupied between 1900 and 1600 BCE. • The objects include a bronze bell and a series of 2000 turquoise and jade pieces laid out in the shape of a dragon. • You discovered the dragon figure was discovered on top of the occupant of the grave: a male between 30 and 35 years old. The bell was near the individual’s hand. • In addition to these two objects, you discovered other goods in the grave, including vessels made of bronze, jade, ceramic, and lacquer, and well as several cowry shells. Theoretical framework questions: What was the society that created this artifact like? -Was it large? -Did it have a social hierarchy wherein the residents had specific jobs? -What type of ruler did it have (a king? Priest? Something else?) • What was the socioeconomic status of the individual who was buried in this tomb? • What was the purpose of this artifact? From the information you have learned so far in this course, which society most likely created this artifact? Important to include: Why is this artifact historically significant? Convince boss that you need the resources to prove that your theoretical framework is true. Choose 3 methods or disciplines that will be effective in fact checking your theory (specialist (ie archeologist, etc..), scientific technique or method) Convince boss that any cost to the department is worth it, as it will be a historic breakthrough and draw media attention. In addition to files provided please use: https://web.archive.org/web/20000711055610/http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/ssuma1.html https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/everything-worth-knowing-about-scientific-dating-methods

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