SEAA Society for East Asian Archaeology



SEAA Student Award Program




On behalf of the SEAA Executive, it is my pleasure to announce the winners of the Student Award program. The award is given in conjunction with SEAA’s conferences and is made to two undergraduate and two graduate students on the basis of their submitted research papers. Each award consists of a $1000 cash prize, along with complimentary conference registration and four-year membership in SEAA. The Student Award committee which reviewed the papers pointed to the overall high quality of the submitted papers in both the undergraduate and graduate student categories.

All four of the awardees will be recognized and will present their winning paper in a special session to be held at the next SEAA conference in Nanjing. We look forward to your presence at this event.

Once again, congratulations to the winners and thank you to the many undergraduate and graduate students who took the time to submit a paper to the Student Award program. We look forward to meeting all of you at the next conference in Nanjing.

Francis Allard, PhD
Society for East Asian Archaeology


Janice Ngiam

BA Student, Sociology, McGill University
Paper title: Processes that crafted the Xiongnu as ‘barbaric’ pastoral nomads

Kristen Rye Pearson

BA Student, Departments of Classical Studies and Anthropology (Archaeological Science), University of Pennsylvania
Paper title: Making on the Move: Textiles and Mobility in the Archaeological Record

Chae Lin Jeon

MA Student, Bioanthropology Lab, Department of Anthropology, College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University
Paper title: Bioarchaeological analysis of commingled human skeletal remains from an urn coffin in South Korea (Three Kingdom Period)

Christopher F. Kim

PhD Student, Columbia University
Paper title: Early Qin Centers: GIS-based Forays into State Structure Analysis