This teaching novel is an archaeological suspense story set in northeast China at a site that is called the Goddess Temple. Clara, protagonist of Nelson???s Spirit Bird Journey, begins work at an excavation at the Temple, only to discover the problems of contemporary looting, government meddling, and excavation interpersonal dynamics. Nelson???s story also describes the lifeways of the Neolithic people who used the temple thousands of years ago???their economy, social structure, gender relations, and religious rituals?? ...

Jade Dragon 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138403628

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Jade Dragon 2009, Left Coast Press, Littleton

ISBN-13: 9780967579825

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