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

About SEAA-web

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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Early Chinese metal production

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: Researchers decode metal-making recipes in ancient Chinese text

"Researchers have deciphered enigmatic recipes for metal-making contained in an ancient Chinese text, revealing unexpected complexity in the art at the time.

Six chemical formulas are given in a Chinese text from 300BC known as the Kaogong ji. The manuscript, known as The World’s Oldest Encyclopedia of Technologies, forms part of a detailed archive of early imperial rule, which archeologists have been trying to decode since the 1920s."

Dr. Anke Hein

Anke Hein: Diversity is beauty and strength

Our China Stories (People's Daily Online) recently featured Dr. Anke Hein, the incumbent president of SEAA. You can watch the interview via the following link on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j51_mNpISA

The English and Chinese versions of the text of the interview are also available. Please see the following:  

English version: http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/0628/c90000-10115988.html

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