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Map showing the location of the Xiaozhushan site on Guanglu Island, Changhai County of Dalian City in Liaoning Province. Map: D. Hosner/DAI
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Human Behavior or Environmental Change? New Thoughts on Animal Archaeology Research in Xiaozhushan Shell Midden Site

The Xiaozhushan site is situated on the eastern slope of Xiaozhushan Hill, west of Wujiacun Village in the center of Guanglu Island, Changhai County of Dalian City in Liaoning Province. The area is about 100 meters in length north/south and 50 meters in width east/west. A small scale investigation and trial excavation was conducted in 1978 followed by official excavations in 2000, 2006, 2008 and 2009 carried out by the Institute of Archaeology, CASS, Liaoning Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and the Dalian Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology.

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Fig. 1: Entrance to the Dule-Temple (Jixian, Prov. Tianjin)
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Restoration-Conservation and Research Project: “The Timber Wood Constructions of Liao – Structure, History, Preservation”

At present a building research project under the direction of Prof. Thekla Schulz-Brize (OTH/  University of applied Science Regensburg) and in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage (CACH) is being prepared. Its aim is to profoundly examine the Liao-time architecture in North-eastern China and to do research on new aspects.

Fig. 1: Museum curators are learning the conservatory treatment of leather objects under the supervision of Mrs Regine Vogel, conservator of archaeological items at the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in Beijing in October 2013. © DAI.
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Workshop on conservation and restoration of leather at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in Beijing

August 20th– December 5th 2013: A workshop on the conservation and restoration of leather is currently being conducted in association with the “Silk Road Fashion” project held by the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in cooperation with the Beijing Branch Office of the German Archaeological Institute and the LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn.

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Silk Road Fashion: Clothes as a means of communication in the 1st millennium BC, Eastern Central Asia