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Adam Smith

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Ph.D. in Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles

Adam Smith received his Ph.D. in archaeology from UCLA in 2008. Part of his dissertation, "The Anyang divination workshops and the transition to literacy in early China," discusses divination remains excavated from a pit at Huayuanchuang Dongdi, within the elite enclosure at the center of a major late Shang settlement at Anyang. The large turtle plastrons excavated there contain approximately 18,000 graphs, a large addition to the corpus of Chinese writing from that time. 

Adam  Smith