New Discoveries in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology (3-5 PM, April 29, 180 Doe, UC Berkeley)


Place: Room 180, Doe Library, UC Berkeley (See map)

Co-sponsored by:  Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Dept. of Anthropology, and Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

Overview: This event celebrates the publication of the Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology with the three editors of this volume: Junko Habu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley, and two prominent scholars in the field of Asian Archaeology. Prof. John W. Olsen (University of Arizona) and Peter V. Lape (University of Washington). Olsen will talk about his recent archaeological expeditions in Mongolia and Tibet with a focus on Paleolithic archaeology in these regions. Lape will discuss his recent survey of small islands in eastern Indonesia and new information about the Island Southeast Asian Neolithic period. Gyoung-Ah Lee (University of Oregon), a specialist of Chulmun Archaeology in Korea, will also join the event as a discussant.


3:00-3:15: Junko Habu (UC Berkeley): Introduction

3:15-3:45: John W. Olsen (University of Arizona): The Initial Peopling of the Tibetan Plateau: An Archaeological Perspective

3:45-4:15 Peter V. Lape (University of Washington): Neolithic networks and the origins of the spice trade in Island Southeast Asia

4:15-5:00 Discussion (Discussant: Gyoung-Ah Lee, University of Oregon)

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Event Contact:, 510-642-2809