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Visiting Scholars

Prospective Visiting Scholars

The Archaeology Center welcomes applicants from those who wish to spend a period of time affiliated with the Center as Visiting Scholars. There is a lively intellectual community at the Center in which Visitors are welcome to take part. Generally the Center does not provide funding for Visiting Scholars, but it can from time to time provide work space in the Center and provide access to libraries and facilities.

Those wishing to apply should write at least 6 months in advance to the Director of the Archaeology Center indicating the purpose of the visit, funding, and enclosing a CV.


Yanan Zhao 

Yanan is a second-year PhD student from the graduate school of CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). She will be joining the Archaeology Center as a Visting Student Researcher for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Yanan received her M.A. and B.A. from Capital Normal University in China. She has completed fieldwork in Henan and Gansu province in China as well as completed related dissertations on cultural interaction in those areas.  Currently, her research focuses on the northwest part of China during the Neolithic Age. She is interested in the relationship between people’s foodways and their social networks in that area. Going forward, she hopes to explore this issue with various perspectives and methods, particulaly focusing on residue and usewear on pottery.