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Book Talk with Maria Shinoto on Japanese Kofun and Early Historical Burials, June 6th

Join Maria Shinoto (Associate Professor, institute for Prehistory, Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology, Heidelberg University) for a virtual talk on the Sōshoku Kofun of Japan via Zoom with the Society for East Asian Archaeology on Thursday, June 6, 2024! The talk will take place from 7:00-8:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time)/8:00-9:30 PM (Japan Standard Time)/12:00-1:30 PM (Central European Time).

New Master Course and Summer School on Computer and Geoscience in Archaeology

Digitalisation is transforming our field and profession, thereby also altering the requirements for education and training. In this context, University of Applied Sciences Dresden (HTW Dresden) have developed offerings to provide Archaeology students with essential knowledge of digital tools relevant to their field. The curriculum emphasises the fundamentals of computer science and geoinformatics, such as mathematics, programming, photogrammetry and 3D imaging, surveying, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and their practical application in archaeology.

Yangguanzhai Excavation Field School 2024

The Yangguanzhai Neolithic Archaeological Project focuses on one of the largest known prehistoric villages in China, dating to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE). Yangguanzhai is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. Excavation of 18,000 sq. meters has revealed a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns.

[UCLA Chinese Archaeology Workshop] Archaeology of Imperial Sacred Landscapes in Early China

A UCLA Chinese Archaeology Workshop presented by Center for Chinese Studies, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Global Antiquity, and the UCLA East Asian Library. It will take place on March 28, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at Young Research Library Presentation Room.

Speakers: Tian Yaqi and Chen Aidong (Shaanxi Provincial Academy of Archaeology)

Commentators: Lothar Von Falkenhausen, David Schaberg, Li Min (UCLA)

Recent Archaeological Study of the City Yong of the Qin State
Tian Yaqi (Researcher, Shaanxi Provincial Academy of Archaeology)

Job: Director, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (NYU)

New York University (NYU) seeks an accomplished scholar and a visionary leader to serve as the next Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW). The successful candidate will have an excellent scholarly profile which contributes significantly to ISAW’s exploration of the political, economic, cultural and religious connectivity between ancient civilizations. The candidate will combine an outstanding academic record with administrative experience and an inspirational leadership ability to engage with the ISAW community.


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