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JOB POSTING: Assistant Professor - Palaeoethnobotany/Archaeobotany

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Palaeoethnobotany/Archaeobotany. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter. 

Closing Date: 12/16/2021, 11:59PM ET

PhD and Visiting Scholar Positions at ISAW

About ISAW's PhD Program:

Encompassing the ancient world from the western Mediterranean to East Asia, from the Neolithic to the early Medieval period, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is focused on creating a new generation of scholars whose work crosses over the disciplinary boundaries of traditional departments.

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Webinar: THE INTRODUCTION OF THERAVADA BUDDHISM TO ANGKOR, CAMBODIA (C. 13TH-16TH CENTURIES) – MAPPING AND INTERPRETING RELIGIOUS CHANGE THROUGH THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD

The Council on Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University will be hosting a webinar "The Introduction of Theravada Buddhism to Angkor, Cambodia (C. 13th-16th Centuries) - Mapping and Interpreting Religious Change through the Archaeological Record" by Andrew Harris, Research Associate at the University of Toronto's Archaeology Centre on October 13, 2021 12:00 Noon EST.  

Register via the following link: https://yale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc-6vqjorEtcaRh_xO8WoLfkOA8DDAOM1

EAAA Online Panels (5 October – 30 November 2021)

DATE OF EVENT:   05/10/2021 − 30/11/2021

Organized by European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology and University of Ljubljana

The EAAA looks forward to welcoming you to the online panels. The talks will begin on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 at 13:00 (CEST) and will take place at the same time each week until the last panel on 30 November 2021.

Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage 

Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage

Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage 

Seminar Series jointly organized by Oxford University and SOAS

Wednesday, 13 October, 2021, 14:00 BST

Su Junjie (Yunnan University): A Difficult Integration of Authenticity and Intangible Cultural Heritage? The Case of Yunnan, China

Wednesday, 10 November, 2021, 14:00 GMT

Birgitta Augustin (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin): Concept(s) of Authenticity in Painting and Calligraphy of the Yuan Dynasty

Artifacts newly identified as a decuple weight

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: Decimal system in use in Japan well over 2,000 years ago

KASUGA, Fukuoka Prefecture--Prehistoric people in Japan apparently used an advanced system of weights and measurements on a decimal basis, excavations at a Yayoi Pottery Culture Period (1000 B.C.-A.D. 250) site here suggest.

Researchers identified what is known as a decuple weight with 10 times the reference unit mass of 11 grams among artifacts unearthed at a series of archaeological sites collectively known as the Sugu group, where many measurement weights have previously been discovered, the Kasuga municipal board of education said.

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