Historical Geography Research ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 101-110.

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A Different Viewpoint on the Ancient Fortress Site of Haiyan County from Qin Dynasty to the Early Western Han Dynasty

Wang Bin, Chen Ji   

  1. Jinshan Museum, Shanghai 201508, China
  • Received:2021-04-23 Online:2021-08-20 Published:2021-10-14


There have been three different viewpoints on the ancient fortress site of Haiyan County from Qin Dynasty to the early Western Han Dynasty: the north foot of Dajinshan, Qijiadun, and Dianshan. While each of them is reasonable in its own right, they are not correct and true in all details. The archaeological excavations of Zhashan ancient cultural site in 1973, 2008, 2017 (Block N) and 2018 (Block L) provide us with new clues and ideas, that is, the fortress site of Haiyan County during the said period maybe located on the east side of Zhashan. This paper takes the story of Gongbeimen stone tablet, which was popular in the Jinshanwei region, as the point of departure, and makes full use of the remains collected from the surface of the area, the existing archaeological work reports, the multidisciplinary data or research results of historical philology and meteorological geology as well to test the new hypothesis. It is hoped that this discussion will benefit future site exploration and accurate positioning of the Haiyan fortress.

Key words: Qin Dynasty to the early Western Han Dynasty, Haiyan County, ancient fortress site, east side of Zhashan

CLC Number: 

  • K928