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A new approach to the chronology of Caves 268/272/275 in the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes: combining radiocarbon dates and archaeological information within a Bayesian statistical framework

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The construction chronology of three of the earliest Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes (Caves 268, 272, and 275) has been the subject of ongoing debate for over half a century. This chronology is a crucial topic in terms of further understanding of the establishment of the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, early Buddhism in the Gansu corridor, and its relationship with Buddhism developed in the Central Plains. Building upon archaeological, art historical and radiocarbon dating studies, we integrate new 14C data...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/RDC.2018.4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Radiocarbon Journal website
Volume:
60
Issue:
2
Pages:
667-679
Publication date:
2018-04-25
Acceptance date:
2017-12-29
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EISSN:
1945-5755
ISSN:
0033-8222
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828366
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pubs:828366
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uuid:54fb9951-d3aa-4826-8c14-953e1a136970
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pubs:828366
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2018-03-08

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