Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh

Yuxi Valley Settlement Dataset
Wenjing Wang and Weihong Wu

This dataset complements the dissertation Lingjiatan Social Organization in the Yuxi Valley, China: A Comparative Perspective by Wenjing Wang (which can be freely downloaded from the University of Pittsburgh's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database). It provides detailed regional survey data collected in the Yuxi valley, China. The data are discussed in full in the dissertation, whose contents are as follows:

Additional relevant publications:

Wang, Wenjing and Weihong Wu (2021) Lingjiatan Early Complex Societies and Social Organization in the Yuxi Valley, China. Archaeological Research in Asia 25:100259.
Wang, Wenjing (2017) Lingjiatan Social Organization in the Yuxi Valley, China: A Comparative Perspective. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.
Wang, Wenjing and Weihong Wu (2021) Yuxi Valley Settlement Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL:<http:/>

Designed by Marcus Englehart

Spatial Data

Spatial information is provided as AutoCAD drawing exchange (.DXF) files (Release 12), which can be read by many CAD and GIS programs.

All spatial data presented in this dataset were originally in WGS84-based UTM coordinates (Zone 50 north) with units in meters. In the files presented here, these coordinates have been transformed so as to obscure the real-world location of archaeological sites for their protection. Researchers for whom this information would be useful can direct inquiries to

The spatial data are as follows:

Survey Boundary

Survey Collection Units

Lingjiatan Occupation

Post-Lingjiatan Occupation

Zhou Occupation

Lingjiatan fine-paste sherd Occupation

Lingjiatan Smoothed, Burnished, or Slipped (SBS) sherd Occupation

Lingjiatan serving-vessel sherd Occupation

Lingjiatan cooking-vessel sherd occupation

Numeric Data

Numeric data are provided in two file formats. Comma-delimited text files should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. Excel spreadsheets are easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. The numeric data files are as follows:

Collection Unit Information
and Ceramics Inventory

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