Terracotta Army sophisticated like Toyota assembly (UCL)





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Published on Nov 1, 2012

Dr Marcos Martinón-Torres (UCL Archaeology) and colleagues in Xian, China have discovered that craftsmen working over 2000 years ago on the bronze weapons of the 'Terracotta Army' worked in an efficient way like the modern car maker Toyota. The ancient craftsmen were organised in a sophisticated labour model known today as 'Toyotism'.

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This is a joint project between the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the Museum of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum in Xian, funded by the British Academy. Terracotta warrior photos by Xia Juxian.

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