Research

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Topical focus

Cultural contact, identity, technology, human-environment interaction

Methods

Ceramic analysis, spatial analysis, contextual archaeology, ethnoarchaeology

Regional scope

The archaeology and material culture of prehistoric and early-historic East and Central Asia, focusing on the Chinese border regions, especially Western China

FIELDWORK

Current

Team Member at Tao River Archaeology Project (TRAP); Project Director: Prof. Rowan Flad, Harvard University (TRAP 2017)

Current

PI for a Research Project on “Homogeneity in form, diversity in technique or vice versa? – Ceramic traditions in Neolithic and Bronze Age Northern China”

Current

Co-PI for NSF-Funded Project on Human Response to High Altitude Environmental Change on the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau (NSF #1632207), in Collaboration with the Sichuan Provincial Institute of Archaeology and the University of Washington State, Pullmann

2013

Co-PI for the Ethnoarchaeological Field Project on Ethnic Identity and Yi-Han Relations in Zhaojue, Southwest China, in Collaboration with Sichuan University

2013

Co-Organizer and Instructor at Field School at Yangguanzhai, China, Director: Ye Wa, Co-Director: Lothar von Falkenhausen, June 16-July 20, 2013

2012

Co-Organizer and Teaching Assistant at Field School at Yangguanzhai, Director: Ye Wa, Co-Director: Lothar von Falkenhausen, June 17-July 21, 2012

2010 (Oct.-Dec.)

Participant and Trench Supervisor during Surveys and Excavations in the Liangshan Area, Sichuan, China, with the Archaeological Institute Chengdu

2009 (Sept.-Nov.)

Trench Supervisor at Excavation Project at Tell Halaf, Syria, by the Museum of the Ancient Near East, Berlin, the University of Tübingen, the University of Halle-Wittenberg, and the Museum of Damascus

2008 (Dec.)

Participant in the Chengdu Plain Archaeological Survey Project, China, a Cooperative Project of Various Chinese and American Research Institutions

2007 (July)

Participant in the Jinsha Excavation Project, China, by the Archaeological Research Institute of Chengdu

2007 (Jan.)

Trench Supervisor at the Excavation Project at Wucheng, China, conducted by the Archaeological Research Institute of Jiangxi

2005 (Sept.-Oct.)

Trench Supervisor at Excavation Project at Rullstorf, Germany, conducted by the State Bureau for the Protection of Monuments

 
  
 
 
 
 

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