The Liao and Jin tombs (10th-13th centuries) of the Ke'erqin basin (Northeast China)
The Liao and Jin tombs (10th-13th centuries) of the Ke'erqin basin (Northeast China) lecture by Pauline Sebillaud, CNRS research fellow, lecturer at the Center for Border Archeology Research, Department of Archeology, University of Jilin, China.
The archaeological remains of northeastern China remain little known, especially for historical periods. We propose here to present two tombs discovered in 2016 in the Ke'erqin region, which extends to western Jilin Province and eastern Inner Mongolia. Certain aspects of these discoveries and the comparison with a set of published 246 graves shed new light on the funeral practices of the elites of the Liao and Jin (10th-13th centuries), and on the complex processes of influence at play between the different cultures present in this peripheral region.