Answer the following questions about this object. Based on your answers, make a deduction about the Banchiang society. These answers will be saved so that you can compare them to a historians analysis of this object. Click to view the image.
1. What is it made of?
What does an object made from bronze tell us about trade networks available to the Banchiang society? [HINT]
2. How was this object made?
By casting metal (making a mould of clay and then pouring in the molten metal so that it cools into the desired shape)
By pounding hot metal with a hammer
What does the process of casting bronze tell us about the skill level of Banchiang artisans and the division of labor in Banchiang society? [HINT]
3. What does the object look like?
Like it is decorated
Like it serves only a functional purpose
What does a decorated object tell us about the way Banchiang artisans related to each other? [HINT]
4. How was this object used?
For cooking food
As a small handheld scale
What does a scale tell us about the government in Banchiang society? [HINT]