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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Wolseong, Korea's Historic Site No. 16 and a Unesco World Heritage Site

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: Dark secrets of Korea's 'moon castle' are unearthed

The official excavation research of Wolseong began in December 2014. 
 
Literally translated as “moon castle” in English, Wolseong, which is also listed at Unesco World Heritage, measures more than 200,000 square meters and is considered one of the most important historical sites in Korea as it was the seat of the Silla Dynasty. Compared to its historical weight, the Wolseong area had been left largely unexplored.  

JOB POSTING: Assistant Curator, Asia

National Museums Scotland is looking for an Assistant Curator for its Asian Section. The Asia Section cares for more than 40,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. Collecting started from the middle of the 19th century, focussing on the arts and crafts of this region but also included prehistoric and ethnographical material. Particularly noteworthy, for example, are their Chinese ceramics which represent the production of many kilns in China from the late Neolithic period to the Cultural Revolution era.

Two sets of human remains estimated to be 2,500 years old have been excavated

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: 2500-year-old human remains excavated during rail construction in Taiwan

Yen Ting-yu (顏廷伃), who received a PhD from National Taiwan University’s Department of Anthropology and is responsible for the excavation, estimated that the two skeletons date back to the Neolithic period, 2,500 years ago. This site marks a breakthrough in archeology for the Chiayi region, as previously there had not been many findings.

For the full article, please see: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4282330?fbclid=IwAR2XVdvQvSVj-Bz04...

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