Wang Jin (archaeologist)

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Wang Jin (Chinese: 王劲; 12 December 1926 – 6 February 2020) was a Chinese archaeologist. Her research focus was on prehistoric sites in the Jianghan Plain. She was one of China's first female archaeologists. She was a member of the team that discovered the neolithic Qujialing culture.

She later led the excavation of major sites including the Tonglüshan ancient copper mine and the Shang dynasty city of Panlongcheng. She was leader of the Hubei Provincial Archaeological Team, Vice Director of Hubei Provincial Museum, and President of the Hubei Archaeological Association.[1]

On 6 February 2020, Wang died of a rare form of tuberculosis in Wuhan, aged 93.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Yue, Huairang (2020-02-07). "中国第一代女考古学家王劲病逝,享年94岁". The Paper. Archived from the original on 2020-02-07. Retrieved 2020-02-07.