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Tōkyō National Museum
Auditorium, Heiseikan

January 27, 2007, 13:30pm
TANI Toyonobu (Senior Curator of Chinese Archaeology)
Prized Treasures of Chinese Art —From the National Museum of China
Commemorative lecture "5000 Years of Chinese Archaeology"

The International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) Lecture Series

February 7, 2007, 5pm (Institute of Archaeology, University College London)
Richard PEARSON, emeritus professor, UBC in Vancouver, Visiting Senior Scholor, Sainsbury Institute:
"Quanzhou: The Drama of a World Port in Fujian and pre-European World Systems"

School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

Department of Art & Archaeology, SOAS Research Seminars in East Asian Art and Archaeology

February 9, 2007, 3:15pm
Richard PEARSON, emeritus professor, UBC in Vancouver, Visiting Senior Scholor, Sainsbury Institute:
"Social Complexity in Jomon Japan"

Sainsbury Institute, Norwich, UK
Third Thursday Lecture Series

February 15, 2007, 6pm
Richard PEARSON, emeritus professor, UBC in Vancouver, Visiting Senior Scholor, Sainsbury Institute:
"Japan's Southern Kingdom, Okinawa"

Asia House, London

February 27, 2007, 6:45pm
LEVINE Marsha (Senior Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research)
"New Research into the Evolution of Horse Husbandry in Central Eurasia and China."

Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions Seminars and Postgraduate Fora 2007 and Department of Art & Archaeology, SOAS Research Seminars in East Asian Art and Archaeology

March 1, 2007, 5pm
Gina BARNES, Professorial Research Associate, SOAS:
he Queen Mother Cult and Miwa Rulers of Early Kofun Japan"

Confucius Institute, ELTE University, Budapest (Hungary)

March 6, 2007:
Barbara SEYOCK, Munich University
"The maritime trade in ceramics in 15th to 17th century Japan"

Asia Society and Museum, New York

March 12, 2007, 6:30pm
LEE Soyoung
"From the Golden Kingdom: Korean Art and the Silk Road, ca. 400-700"

Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne

March 15, 2007, 6:00pm
"Die Schätze der Liao"

Tōkyō National Museum
Auditorium, Heiseikan

March 17, 2007, 13:30pm
MASUURA Yuichiro (Former Senior Curator, TNM)
"Present Situation of the Yamataikoku Problems
 - Ancient Cultures of the Kyushu and Kinai Regions from an Archaeological Viewpoint"

Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore

March 22, 2007
Robert MUROWCHICK, Harvard University
"Surprises from the Field: Our Changing Understanding of China’s Ancient Shang Civilization"

Chazen Museum of Art

April 19, 2007, 7:30pm
Robert BAGLEY, Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
"An Underground Palace in Ancient China. The Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng"

Harvard East Asian Archaeology Seminar
East Asian Archaeology Seminar Series, Spring 2007

Harvard University, Department of Anthropology, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA
Thursday at 4.00 pm

March 8, 2007
KANG Bong Won (Director, Gyeongju University Museum)
“Mortuary Practices of the Silla Kingdom in Ancient Korea”

March 15, 2007
CHOI Jongtaik (Korea University)
“The Development of Ceramic Technologies on the Korean Peninsula and its Relationships with Adjacent Regions”

April 1, 2007
WANG Wei (Vice Director of the Institute of Archaeology, CASS)
“Results of the National Project on the Study of the Origin of Chinese Civilization”

April 19, 2007
PAK Yangjin (Chungnam National University)
“Korean Bronze Metallurgy and Rice Cultivation: Multiple Paths and Diverse”

April 26, 2007
KIM Gyongtaek (Korean National University of Cultural Heritage)
“Approaches to Complex Society in Ancient Korea: A Critical Review of Discussions on the Complex Society in Korea”

April 25-29, 2007
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
72nd Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

Organizers: Gary CRAWFORDand Hiroto Takamiya
Chair: Gary CRAWFORD
Zhijun ZHAO: The Origin and Development of Agricultures in China: New Data Provided by Flotation
Jairong YUAN, OFER Bar-Yosef, S. LI and E. BOARETTO: Late Pleistocene Occupations in Yuchanyan Cave, Hunan Province, China
Gary CRAWFORD: Early Neolithic Cultigens and their Context in Northern Shandong Province, China
Tianlong JIAO: Toward a New Understanding of the Hemudu Culture: Recent Discoveries in Zhejiang Province, China
Gyoung-Ah LEE: Re-Conceptualising the Transition to Agriculture in Korea: Chulmun Examples
Kazuo MIYAMOTO: The Spread of Early Agriculture to Far Eastern Russia Hiroki Obata—Diffusion of Cultivated Cereals to Prehistoric Japan Seen from Seed Impressions on Jomon Pottery Shards
Seiji NAKAYAMA: The Beginning and Spread of Rice Cultivation in the Japanese Archipelago
Hiroto TAKAMIYA: Spread of Agriculture into the islands of Okinawa, Japan
Kuangti LI, Cheng-hwa TSANG, Cheng-yi CHU and Yue-yi HSING: Rethinking the Beginning of Agriculture in Prehistoric Taiwan

Organizers: Yung-ti LI, Rowan FLAD and Zhichun JING
Chair: Yung-ti LI
Li LIU: Regional Interaction between the Yellow River and the Northern Zone
Ming-chorng HWANG: Herders and Farmers: Interaction between the Northern Qingjian/Shilou Bronze Culture and the Shang Civilization
Guoxiang LIU:The Relationship between Upper Xiajiadian Culture and Cultures of the Central Plains and Surrounding Areas
Francis ALLARD: Trajectories to Complexity in pre-Han Southeast China: Gauging the Impact of Inter-regional Interaction
Luisa Elena MENGONI: Cultural Interactions and the Construction of Local Identities in SW China during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age
Rowan FLAD: Toward a Centrality of the Periphery: Focusing Archaeology in the Three Gorges
Min LI and Hui FANG: Cuisine, Sacrifice, and Divination at the Shang Frontier: Interregional Interaction from the Perspective of Animal Bones at Daxinzhuang
Yung-ti LI:The Essence of Swiss Cheese: the Nature of Interaction between Anyang and Its Neighboring Regions
Adam SMITH: What Can Inscriptions from Anyang Tell Us about Regional Interaction?
Tsui-mei HUANG: "Central" History and "Peripheral" Memory: Diverse Modes of Expression and Multiple Imports in Shang Jades
Zhichun JING: The Materiality of Jade Use at Anyang and Sanxingdui
Kwang-tzuu CHEN: The Southward Expansion of the Shang Culture? Analysis of Proto-Porcelains Excavated at Anyang by the IHP
Irene GOOD: Sourcing Beauty: Exploring Inner Eurasia’s High Altitude Frontier Liangren Zhang—The Rise of Social Inequality in Central Eurasia

Organizers: Yuichi NAKAZAWA, Masami IZUHO and Jun TAKAKURA
Chair: Masami IZUHO
Moderator: Elizabeth STEWART
Yuichi NAKAZAWA: Current Paleolithic Research in Japan: A Brief Introduction
Masami IZUHO: Paleoenvironmental Changes during the Late Pleistocene in Japan: A Human Ecosystem Approach
Kaoru AKOSHIMA: Recent Researches on the Early Paleolithic of Japan
Takuya YAMAOKA: The Early Upper Palaeolithic of the Musashino Upland, Tokyo
Katsuhiro SANO: Lithic Raw Material Utilisation in Central Honshu during the Terminal Pleistocene
Kazuhiro HAYASHI: Tool Manufacturing and the Use of Lithic Raw Materials in the Late Upper Paleolithic of Southern Kyusyu
Fumito AKAI: End Scraper Reduction Process: An Analysis of End Scrapers from Osatu16 Site, Hokkaido
Katsunori TAKASE: Use Angle and Motional Direction of Endscrapers
Kaoru YONEKURA and Tetsuya SUZUKI: Novel Approaches to Lithic Raw Materials in the Upper Paleolithic Age
Jun TAKAKURA: Identification of Blade and Microblade Flaking Techniques in the Upper Paleolithic Assemblages of Northern Japan

Organizer & Chair: Robert LOSEY
Ben FITZHUGH, Mike ETNIER and Matt WALSH: Human-Animal Dynamics in the Kuril Islands
Mio KATAYAMA and Junko HABU: Human-Animal Interactions at Sannai Maruyama, Japan: The Importance of Small Fish in Jomon Foodways
D.M. SURATISSA and TANG Zhou-Wei: The Transition from Hunting to Domestication at the Wangbabozi prehistoric Settlement: Late Neolithic to WeiJin Dynasties – North East China
Bill FITZHUGH: Deer Stones, Kherigsuurs, and Horse Heads: Human-Animal Interactions in the Mongolian Bronze Age
Marsha LEVINE, Katherine WHITWELL, Leo JEFFCOAT and Graeme BARKER: Palaeopathology as a Tool for Exploring Ancient Horse Husbandry
David EBERT and Ariane BURKE: Paleoethology as a Tool for the Development of Archaeological Models of Land-Use
Robert LOSEY and Tatianai NOMOKONOVA: Modeling Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age Fishing in Cis-Baikal, Siberia
Andrzej WEBER: Prehistoric Shamans of Lake Baikal, Siberia
Bryan HANKS: Fractured Realities: Zooarchaeological Limitations in Modeling Prehistoric Mobile Pastoralism

Other Paper on East Asian Archaeology
Bong W. KANG: Defensive Fortress of the Silla Kingdom in Ancient Korea
Kenji NAGAI: Technological Variability in Tanged Point Production During the Incipient Jomon of Japan
Ekaterina PECHENKINA and Xiaolin MA: Burial Status and Life-Histories at the Middle Yanghao Site of Xipo, Northern China
Yoshinori YASUDA: Water and civilization in China and Cambodia
David TAYLOR and Freea ITZSTEIN-DAVEY: Wild and Domesticated Forms of Rice (Oryza sp.) in Early Agriculture at Qingpu, Lower Yangtze, China: Evidence from Phytoliths

Initiative zur Historischen Japanforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany):

May 5, 2007
Barbara SEYOCK, Munich University
"Zum Stellenwert der Archäologie in Japan" (On the significance of archaeology in Japan)

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

June 3, 2007, 1:30 pm
“Bell Music in Bronze Age China”

Harvard East Asian Archaeology Seminar
East Asian Archaeology Seminar Series, Fall 2007, Peabody Museum 14A

September 19, 4:30pm (Haller Hall, Geological Museum )
Jessica RAWSON (Oxford University)
"Beads, Beasts and Gold: Interactions across Inner Asia and Transformations in China's Burial and Ritual Practices"

September 27, 4:30pm
Christopher NORTON (CUNY)
"East Asian Paleoanthropology: Behavioral Perspectives"

October 11, 4:30pm
YUAN Jing (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Archaeology)
"The Origins and Development of Animal Domestication in China"

October 25, 4:30pm 
Lynne SCHEPARTZ (Florida State University)
"Mortuary Ritual and Social Distinctions Among Shang Burials at Daxinzhuang"

November 15, 4:30pm
LI Xinwei (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Archaeology)
"Jade and the establishment of exchange networks of elite goods around 2300 BC in eastern China"

November 29, 4:30pm
TANG Jigen (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Archaeology)
"Recent Research on Shang Archaeology at Anyang"

December 6, 4:30pm
CHEN Shen (Royal Ontario Museum)
"Handaxes from Northern China: Recent Palaeolithic Investigations in the Luonan Basin, Shaanxi Province"

The East Asian Mediterranean – Maritime Crossroads of Culture, Commerce, and Human Migration
2–3 November 2007, Department for Asian Studies, Sinology, Munich University, Germany, Senatssaal, Main Building

November 2, 3:30 pm
UCHIYAMA Junzō (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyōto)
Creating neighbours or creating periphery? The long-term perspectives on the landscape history of the East Asian Inland Seas

November 3, 12:00 am
Barbara SEYOCK (Munich University)
Maritime and coastal archaeology in East Asia as a key to the perception of pre-modern international trade


November 3, 2:00 pm
NOGAMI Takenori (Asian Research Institute of Underwater Archaeology)
Hizen Porcelains Exported to Asia, Africa and America

The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Arts

November 9, 14, 15, 17, 2007
Okinawa (Ryukyu): Kingdom of the Coral Seas
Richard PEARSON,
Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology and Sociology,  University of British Columbia, Senior Research Adviser, Sainsbury Institute

November 9, 2007, 6:00 pm
B.P. Lecture Theatre, The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
"Life in the Ryukyu Kingdom"

November 14, 2007, 6:15 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
"Traders in the East China Sea: The Rise of Kingdoms in Okinawa"

November 15, 2007, 6:00 pm
Blackfriars Hall, St Andrew's Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU
"Okinawa, Islands of Castles"

November 17, 2007, 10:00 am-5:00 pm See also (Conferences)
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Kingdom of the Coral Isles: A Symposium on the Archaeology and Culture of the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa)"





January 27, 2007
"The Establisment of Archaeological Sites in the Tama River Basin and the Reconstruction of Ancient Environments - Soil and Sites, Time and Space"

Tōkyō Prefecture, Maizō Bunkazai Sentā
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February 5-8, 2007
Conference on
"Founding Paradigms-The Art and Culture of the Northern Sung Dynasty"
National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

February 17-19, 2007
Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation (MAHHI)  
18th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai`i and the Pacific
Pagoda Hotel . Honolulu, Hawai`i

March 12-14, 2007
Symposium: "Chinese Export Trade Ceramics in Southeast Asia" 
National Library Board, Singapore

March 22-25, 2007
Association for Asian Studies (AAS)  
Annual Meeting, Boston Marriott, Boston


April 18-21, 2007
10th US/ICOMOS International Symposium: 
"HERITAGE TOURISM - Balancing Culture, Conservation, and Economic Development: Heritage Tourism in and around the Pacific Rim"
San Francisco, California

April 25-29, 2007
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
72nd Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

May 17 - May 19, 2007
British Museum and British Library:

"A Hundred Years of Dunhuang, 1907-2007"
London, UK

May 20 - May 27, 2007
WAC Inter-Congress:

"Threats to Archaeology - Its importance, its values and development"
Kingston, Jamaica

May 26-27, 2007
Japanese Archaeological Association (JAA)
73rd Annual Meeting, 2007, Meiji University, Chiyoda, Tōkyō, Japan

June 16, 2007
"Chinese Ceramics and the Maritime Time Trade Pre-1700"
Univeristy Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hongkong

July 3 - 7, 2007
WAC Inter-Congress on  Archaeological Theory in South America
National University at Catamarca, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Argentina

August 23 - 24 , 2007
International Symposium “Recent Advancements of Archaeobotany in Eurasia”
presented by Sato Project, RIHN,  Lecture Room, RIHN, Kyōtō
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September 13 - 15, 2007
The Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) 
annual conference on "Eurasian Perspectives on Environmental Archaeology", Poznan , Poland

November 17, 2007
Kingdom of the Coral Seas: A Symposium on the Archaeology and Culture of the Ryukyu Islands
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS,  Russell Square, 10am-5pm

ASATO Shijun: Archaeology of the Ryukyus: Major themes
ASATO Susumu: Urasoe and its Significance in the Emergence of the Ryukyu Kingdom
KAMEI Meitoku: The Significance of Chinese Trade Ceramics from Ryukyu
KINOSHITA Naoko: Ryukyu Shell Exchange and its Links to East Asia
Arna ROKKUM: The Kingdom of Ryukyu: Culture, Politics, Mentality
SHINZATO Akito: Kamuiyaki and Early Trade in the Ryukyu Islands
TAKAMIYA Hiroto: Okinawa?s Earliest Inhabitants and Life on the Coral Islands
UEZATO Takashi: The Architectural Landscape of the Old Ryukyu Kingdom

November 28 - December 2, 2007
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

December 11-13, 2007
Archaeology in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia: Towards Sustainable Cooperation
International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam
Venue: Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, No.1 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Conference themes:
To evaluate the development of archaeology in the three countries of Indochina.
To assess archeological achievements in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, from prehistory to the early historical period.
To assess the possibilities for cooperation in research and education in the future.

December 14-16, 2007
Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG)   
Conference 2007, Department of Archaeology, University of York

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Lectures & Conferences 2006



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