Archaeology and the Chinese Public - from the case of "Cao Cao Mausoleum"

Tao Wang, Associate Professor of Archaeology,Chinese Academy of Sciences

The talk will be in Chinese

In recent years, China has manifested series of monumental archaeological discoveries. When the Chinese public is becoming more and more interested in cultural heritage conservation, a number of archaeological projects attracted enormous public attention. One such example is the excavation of the "Cao Cao Mausoleum" in Anyang, Henan Province, which aroused excitement as well as huge controversies. In this talk, Professor Wang from Department of Archaeological Science at the Chinese Academy of Sciences will introduce the basic principles and work process of archaeology, and the recent development of archaeological science. He will also analyze the controversies and myths around the "Cao Cao Mausoleum" from the perspective of a professional archaeologist.

Tao Wang is Associate Professor at the Department of Scientific Archaeology, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his B.A. and M.A. in archaeology from Northwestern University, China. He received his Ph.D. in archaeology from Beijing University. His research focuses on the pre-historical archaeology of China. He specializes in pottery analysis. Currently, he is visiting scholar at the Stanford Archaeology Center.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 | 2:30 pm — 4:00 pm
Graduate Community Center - Nairobi Room, 750 Escondido Road

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