2009 Excavation of the Guishan Site of the Pre-Qin Period in Puning，Guangdong
Guangdong Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology Puning Municipal Museum
The Guishan Site is located in Mashan Village in the southeastern suburb of Puning City，Guangzhou Province. From May to October of 2009，the Guangdong Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology，in collaboration with the Puning Municipal Museum，carried out an excava- tion there. The excavated area was 3500 square metres，and 20 finds of varying types were discovered. The unearthed objects include pottery， bronze，jade，and stone objects；pottery and stone objects make up the majority of finds. Judging by the form，structure，decoration，and combination of the un- earthed objects，the remains can be divided into 3 stages. The first stage is slightly later than the Hutoupu Site; the second stage belongs to the late Houshan Culture; while the third stage spans a period from the middle Western Zhou to the Spring and Autumn period.
A Mural-Painted Tomb of the Song Dynasty in Liujialing，Guiyang，Hunan
Hunan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology
In July，2010，a rescue excavation was conducted on a brick-chamber tomb of the Song dynasty in Liujialing，in the western part of Guiyang County，Hunan Province. The burial objects include porcelain，pottery，bronze mirrors，copper coins，and silver objects. A lot of murals were discovered on the walls of the entry passage，the walls beside the tomb door，the ceiling and walls of the tomb chamber；the upper surface of the coffin bed in the chamber is also painted. In the entry passage，the murals are scenes of earthly life. In the chamber，most of the murals depict religious and mythological themes. On the upper surface of the coffin bed，there are ornamental paintings，which are coordinated with the paintings in the chamber. The content of these murals is quite original.
A Silver Xi Basin of the Qin Dynasty with Inscription “Xi Gong” Unearthed from the Tomb of the Nanyue King，and Related Historical Problems
In the Western Han -period tomb of the King of Nanyue，there was a silver Xi basin unearthed from the rear storage chamber. On both the outside and the inside of its open rim，inscriptions includ- ing the word “ Xi Gong” were found. Judging by the inscriptions and the capacity of the vessel， the author concluds that this object was produced in the Qin dynasty，but continued to be used into the Western Han. It had originally belonged to the Gongchu of Xi County，but later was traded or given away. Xi County was located in the area around modern Li County and Xihe County，to the southwest of Tianshui City，Gansu Province. Gongchu was an official position in the Qin dynasty，the holder of which was in charge of the cooking utensils and food for the suburban sacrifice held by the emperor.