Jiajing Wang

Prehistoric archaeology, archaeology of food, environmental archaeology, origins of agriculture, early alcohol production

Jiajing Wang is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Chinese Archaeology Track of the East Asian Languages and Culture Department. She is a prehistorian archaeologist with interests in the origins of agriculture, the rise of sociopolitical inequalities, and ancient alcohol production, as well as archaeometry, including residue, use-wear, and lithic analyses. Her dissertation project examines the transition from hunter-gatherer to rice agricultural societies in the Lower Yangtze Valley of China during the early Holocene.

Before coming to Stanford, Jiajing received her B.A. in Anthropology and Art History from Smith College in 2014. In her spare time, she is a painter and rock climber.