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Fish Bones Found in Razed California Chinatown Reveal Complex 19th-Century Trade Network

Archaeologist Ryan Kennedy spotted the bones as he examined nearly 6,000 fish remains salvaged from the razed Chinatown, delivering the first material proof of the strength and complexity of trade ties among Chinese diaspora in the late 1800s. Read article at Smithsonian Magazine

2021 Newsletter now available

The 2021 Stanford Archaeology Center Newsletter is finally published!  Pick up a copy to read the latest news and research projects happening at the center. You can also download a pdf version of the newsletter here.

Internship & Experiential Learning Opportunities

Paid Experiential Learning Opportunity!

Assistants will help SUAC staff develop and install a new artifact exhibit at the Archaeology Center to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Click here for more details!

Laura Ng reeceives an Ethnic and Community Center Academic Achievement Award

Congratulations to Laura Ng on receiving an Ethnic and Community Center Academic Achievement Award sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. 

Ng’s transdisciplinary research is rooted in the late 19th and early 20th-century Chinese diaspora. It investigates the connection between Chinese American communities in southern California and the home villages of those communities in Taishan, Guangdong, China. Using material culture, Ng’s research highlights the “transpacific circulation of people, goods and information.”

Laura is one of eight Stanford graduate students whose academic achievements and mentorship have greatly impacted their respective communities.  For more information, please see story on Stanford Report.

An image from the work of SAC postdoc Matthew Chastain is a finalist in the 25th annual Art of Science exhibition, sponsored by the Materials Science and Engineering department. The full exhibit (and voting for the top prize) can be found at the Stanford Materials Research Society. 

Krish Seetah awarded Seed Grant by Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

Investigating Animal-Sourced Food as a Global Risk for Urban Rift Valley Fever Disease Spread and Emergence 

Rift Valley fever virus has the capacity to cause severe infection in both human and animal populations. We know the virus can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes or directly from animals, but the precise mechanism and extent of transmission remains unclear. Read more

Harassment in archaeology is occurring at ‘epidemic rates’

In the discipline of archaeology, harassment is occurring at ‘epidemic rates,’ says Stanford scholar.  Read Stanford News.