Shi Xingbang, a pioneer in Chinese archaeology, has died at the age of 99. Photo: SCMP composite
Shi Xingbang, a pioneer in Chinese archaeology, has died at the age of 99. Photo: SCMP composite

Shi Xingbang, pioneering Chinese archaeologist who helped excavate Terracotta Warriors and was crucial for Three Gorges Dam, dies at 99

  • His greatest contribution was discovering China’s first neolithic village in 1953
  • His papers shape the foundation for Chinese neolithic history that has been built on in the decades since

Shi Xingbang, a pioneer in Chinese archaeology, has died at the age of 99. Photo: SCMP composite
Shi Xingbang, a pioneer in Chinese archaeology, has died at the age of 99. Photo: SCMP composite
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