河西と寧夏における沙井文化の影響 : 沙井文化再考(横田禎昭教授退職記念特集) The Influence of Shajing Culture in Hoxi-Corridor and Western area of Ningxia : Study of Shajing Culture(Commemorating the Retirement of PROFESSOR YOKOTA YOSHIAKI)
The Shajing (沙井) culture is named for the Shajing site in Minqin (民勤) xian of Kansu (甘粛) province where it was first discovered in 1924, by J.G.Andersson. The Shajing culture graves were discovered in Yulingou (楡樹溝), Yongdeng xian; Sanjiao-cheng (三角城), Hamadun (蛤蟆〓), Yong-chang xian in Kansu province, and Hoxi-Corridor in Qilian (祁連) mountains and Badanjilin (巴丹吉林) Desert. Many bronze and a few iron wares buried with them were also found. Those bronze wares are accessories such as tubular ornaments, belt buckles, buttons, knives, pendants and golden-ear rings. They are animal-styles and common in Northan (Ordos) Bronze Culture. It also shows their kinships and culture fostered by the mounted nomads in North Eurasia, especially in South Siberia. The carbon-dated (estimated age) for Shajing Culture is around B.C.1300-B.C, 789. That is at the late stage of the Yin (殷) Dynasty or at the beginning of Western Zhou (西周) to Spring and Autumn (春秋) period. From the age, the distribution of the area can be inferred that the Shajing culture belongs to the ancient Yuezhi (月氏) nationality.
総合政策論叢 5, 71-78, 2003-03-28