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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Lecture series: Before the Golden Peaches, Fresh Perspectives on Early Eurasian Exchanges

Lecture Series, Zurich, Spring Semester 2022 (February-June)

The Golden Peaches from Samarkand – like nothing else – stand pars pro toto for all exotic things that reached China during one of its most cosmopolitan and prosperous eras in history. Eminent scholars like Berthold Laufer and Edward H. Schafer masterfully demonstrated the earliest exchange of exotics between China and regions from across Eurasia by using linguistic, historical, and archaeological data. Beyond doubt, tremendous progress has been made in all these fields ever since.

Obituary for He Kunyu 何锟宇 (1980-2021)

It is with the deepest regret that we share the news that He Kunyu, a field archaeologist and zooarchaeologist from the Chengdu City Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Relics passed away at 13:40 on December 29, 2021 in his hometown in Rucheng County, Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, at the age of 41 following a thre


Japan and East Asia Job market Data

The SEAA Community might be interested in the following information on academic-oriented job postings related to japan and East Asia compiled by Dr. Paula R. Curtis, a Japanese Medievalist. She has compiled data for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons. They are accessible from her webpage via the following link: http://prcurtis.com/projects/jobdata/?fbclid=IwAR27xE-emXE_wYnRM574ZM6bv...

The gold masks found in Sanxingdui are believed to be about 3,000 years old.

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: Alien civilisations and a new human: 2021’s eight coolest archaeology and palaeontology discoveries in China

The past 12 months have been a banner year in Chinese archaeology and palaeontology. From finding a potential ancient human relative to an “alien civilisation”, some of the most exciting scientific breakthroughs in 2021 involved China.

They helped us learn more about our world long before humans roamed the Earth and told us fascinating stories about where we came from. Here are eight of the most interesting Chinese archaeology and palaeontology finds for 2021.

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