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A toilet and other structures at the ruins of the ancient capital of Fujiwarakyo

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: Parasite eggs in old toilet came from pork eaten 1,300 years ago

KASHIHARA, Nara Prefecture--Denizens of the Asuka Period (592-710) feasted on pork and may have done so routinely, archaeologists deduced from parasite eggs excavated from a toilet structure found in the ruins of the ancient capital of Fujiwarakyo. 

The eggs, which serve as scientific evidence of pork consumption because humans are infected with parasites after eating undercooked pork, are one of the oldest findings in the country, researchers from the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, reported. 

"Dragon Man" in his habitat

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: Massive human head in Chinese well forces scientists to rethink evolution

‘Dragon man’ skull reveals new branch of family tree more closely related to modern humans than Neanderthals

The discovery of a huge fossilised skull that was wrapped up and hidden in a Chinese well nearly 90 years ago has forced scientists to rewrite the story of human evolution.

Analysis of the remains has revealed a new branch of the human family tree that points to a previously unknown sister group more closely related to modern humans than the Neanderthals.

Call for Experts, Database of Religious History

Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, the Database of Religious History at the University of British Columbia is actively recruiting experts to fill out entries on East Asian religion. Entries may be written in Chinese OR English.

Benefits of Writing an Entry: Contribute to an international database on world history; Receive a publication credit; Honorarium available while funds last for complete entries finished within 60 days. 

Entry Requirements: Introductory paragraph (approx. 400 words); All quantitative questions answered; As many qualitative comments as possible (no set word count); Approximately 20-40 pdf pages (number will vary based on topic).

SEAA online Conference June 26-28, 2021 KST

The Society of East Asian Archaeology Online Student Conference 

Registration is open to all and free of charge. You do not need to be a speaker to attend. If you have not yet registered for the conference, please do so NOW via the following link:

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MA Award: Fulbright-funded Program in Austronesian Studies at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

SEAA has been informed of this research opprotunity at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, which includes potential funding for archaoelogical research:

Master's Degree Program Award: National Tsing Hua University Award In Austronesian Studies

Awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree in Austronesian Studies at the Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU). The program is taught in English.

aerial photo shows the site of a temple called Xianying Palace

NEWS: Great Wall castle remains discovered in Shaanxi

The remains of a Great Wall castle dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) were discovered in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, said the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology on June 8, 2021.

Architectural relics, including two courtyards, were found at the remains of the Qingpingbao castle, located in Jingbian County, Yulin City.

Key archaeological sites from Yunnan to the Central Plains

Two Sides of the Same Coin: A Combination of Archaeometallurgy and Environmental Archaeology to Re-Examine the Hypothesis of Yunnan as the Source of Highly Radiogenic Lead in Early Dynastic China

Two Sides of the Same Coin: A Combination of Archaeometallurgy and Environmental Archaeology to Re-Examine the Hypothesis of Yunnan as the Source of Highly Radiogenic Lead in Early Dynastic China

Authors: Ruiliang Liu, A. Mark Pollard, Feiya Lv, Limin Huan, Shanjia Zhang and Minmin Ma 

International Academic Symposium on "The Origins and Development of Nomad Cultures in the Eurasian Steppe"

In order to explore the origins and development of pastoralist cultures of the Eurasian Steppes, exchange the newest achievements of the research on pastoralist cultures and societies, and promote the development of the archaeology of pastoralism in the Eurasian steppes, the Research Centre for Chinese Frontier Archaeology of Jilin University, the Research Center for Frontier Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir Ethnographic Museum are co-organizing the International Academic Symposium on "The Origins and Development of


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