A Han Dynasty bronze mirror from the Royal Ontario Museum collections.

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SEAA-web is an information platform dedicated to communicating the activities of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), to spreading news of upcoming events and note-worthies in the field to members and the interested public, and to publishing and sharing information on research based on archaeologically recovered material comprising China, Korea, Japan and adjacent regions in all periods, thus aiming at further fostering a network of expertise in East Asian archaeology. The SEAA-web is a non-profit project. It has been created in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), and published as a preliminary web in September 2006. 

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RITUAL AND ECONOMY IN EAST ASIA: ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

In commemoration of Lothar von Falkenhausen’s 60th birthday, this volume assembles eighteen scholarly essays that explore the intersection between art, economy, and ritual in ancient East Asia. The contributions are clustered into four themes: “Ritual Economy,” “Ritual and Sacrifice,” “Technology, Community, Interaction,” and “Objects and Meaning,” which collectively reflect the theoretical, methodological, and historical questions that Falkenhausen has been examining via his scholarship, research, and teaching throughout his career.

Announcing Archeomaterial Studies in East Asia Hybrid Conference, Aug 11-13, 2023

We are delighted to announce the upcoming conference on "Archaeomaterial Studies in East Asia", jointly organized by the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA) and the Institute for Cultural Heritage and History of Science & Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB). The conference will be a hybrid event taking place on August 11-13, 2023. The in-person venue will be in Beijing and Zoom will serve as online platform allowing access to all sessions both in person and remotely. Our abstract submission system will be online soon.

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Welcome to the website of SEAA, the Society for East Asian Archaeology. Established in 1996 and now counting some 500 international members, SEAA is the preeminent organization devoted to the promotion of the field of East Asian archaeology and the facilitation of scholarly exchange among archaeologists of the region.