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Asian Archaeology Group

The Asian Archaeology Group (AsAG) aims to provide a forum for new research and discussion for those working in the field of Asian Archaeology.

 

We hold talks that cover the Asian continent in all its diversity – from megaliths in Borneo and minarets in Turkmenistan to phytoliths in India and starch grains in China.

Asian Archaeology Group Oct 10, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tom Crowley, (Horniman Museum) - The weight of past collections: Ethics, audiences, and the Horniman Museum’s holdings from the North West Frontier and Tibet
Asian Archaeology Group Oct 24, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Adam Green, (University of Cambridge) - Harappan stamp seals and corporate groups: Insights derived from replication, operational sequences, and the digitization of legacy data
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 07, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Akinori Uesugi, (Kansai University & Kanazawa University) - Development of stone bead production in South Asia and its historical significance
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 21, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Hector Orengo, (University of Cambridge) - Of lost rivers and flattened mounds: Remote Sensing and GIS-based research into the Indus civilisation hidden landscapes
Asian Archaeology Group Jan 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Janice Stargardt, (University of Cambridge) - The Ancestors and the Buddha: Cambridge-Myanmar excavations at Sri Ksetra 2015-16
Asian Archaeology Group Feb 27, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Robert Arnott, (University of Oxford) - Crossing continents: Between Meluḫḫa and the Aegean in prehistory
Asian Archaeology Group Mar 13, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nicole Revel, (Centre Nationnal de la Recherche Scientifique, France) - How an Austronesian forest society perceives and masters terrestrial and celestial landscape: The Pala’wan Highlanders’ conception of time and space
Asian Archaeology Group May 08, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Minjae Zoh, (University of Cambridge) - The characteristics of heritage management during dictatorship: The Park Chung Hee Era and the ancient city of Gyeongju (1961 – 1979)
Asian Archaeology Group May 22, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Daniela De Simone, (British Museum) - Mauryan Pāṭaliputra: A Re-assessment of the Archaeological Evidence
Asian Archaeology Group Jun 05, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Roger Blench, (University of Jos and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) - From stone (bowls) to iron without ceramics: Questioning narratives of Neolithisation via the ethnohistory of Northeast India
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 06, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ran Zhang, (Durham University) - Early Chinese ceramic trade in the western Indian Ocean
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 20, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tommy Wide, (Freer Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Musuem of Asian Art) - Turquoise Mountain: The practice and presentation of cultural heritage in Afghanistan
Asian Archaeology Group Jan 16, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Kenichi Sasaki, (Meiji University) - Approach to state formation in early Japan from a peripheral perspective
Asian Archaeology Seminar Special Lecture Feb 09, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Yuriko Fukasawa, (Prof. Emerita, Tohoku University) - Cultural contact and trade between the Ainu and Japanese prior to 1667: Provenance of Kiseru in an Ainu burial at the Iruekashi site, Hokkaido
Asian Archaeology Seminar Special Lecture Feb 19, 2018 05:25 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Kirsten Hopper, (Durham University) - title tbc
Asian Archaeology Group May 14, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Benjamin Utting, (University of Cambridge) - Crude and Colourless or Expedient and Enduring? Identifying, Describing, and Interpreting Variability in Prehistoric Southeast Asian Stone Tool Technology
Asian Archaeology Group Jun 28, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Yijie Zhuang, (University College London) - The Neolithic Liangzhu city and its hydraulic enterprise in Lower Yangtze River

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Asian Archaeology Group

Jun 28, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site

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