The historical development of tiles

Update:20 Oct 2016
Summary:

Tile Is the roof waterproof material, general clay firi […]

Tile Is the roof waterproof material, general clay firing is also useful for cement and other materials, the shape of arched flat or semi cylindrical, used for building. Color to brick red and grey, used in construction, not only the rain and heat are beautiful and neat, high durability.
Tile (nail) and a cross section of cortex herbs by slitting strip after crosscutting, shape or nail shape fabric.

The historical development of tiles

Tile use began in the early Western Zhou Dynasty, In 1976, a group of large building base, was found in Shaanxi in the Phoenix Village of Qishan County, according to a wooden carbonization of radiocarbon determination results for 1000 BC in the early Western Zhou dynasty. Found a small amount of tiles on the roof in the heap, that only for important parts and parts of the roof. At the same time, in Shaanxi, Fufeng also found a large village called Chen Zhou building base group, judging from the unearthed pottery, the superstructure is built in the mid western Zhou Dynasty. Many types of tiles, tiles and tile, half in ruins. (Pan Yang shop on the roof is covered in tiles, tile roof tile is two lines in front of the imbrex watou.) Tile have tile nail and tile ring used for fixing the position of the tile. Found a piece of tile pieces in Shaanxi Province West Feng Zhuang, cross section is a herringbone, may be used on the roof tile; also found a tile has not been fired, that there are special handicraft workshops firing tiles. The late Western Zhou tiles are also found in Henan, Beijing Luoyang Wang Wan Liulihe Dong Jialin etc.. Presumably the early Western Zhou Dynasty palace building began on the roof (in local roof etc.) with tiles, the early Western Zhou Dynasty to the late period of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.