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Department of Archaeology


The Asian Archaeology Group (AsAG) aims to provide a forum for new research and discussion for those working in the field of Asian Archaeology.

We hold talks that cover the Asian continent in all its diversity – from megaliths in Borneo and minarets in Turkmenistan to phytoliths in India and starch grains in China.


Future events will be announced here.


Contact name: 
Min Lin
Contact email: 
Event location: 
McDonald Institute, Seminar Room

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Some Challenges in the Studies of Metallurgy in Bronze Age China Wednesday, 12 October, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00 Prof. Jianjun Mei
Discovery of Archaeological Landscape of Kutlug Khagan (7th c. CE): the Renovator of the Turkic Khaganate Dynasty Wednesday, 26 October, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00 Prof. Dr. Enhtоr ALTANGEREL (Mongolian Academy of Sciences), Dr. Napıl BAZILHAN and Dr. Nurbolat BOGENBAEV (International Turkic Academy),
The musical instrument from Bidayik-asar, Kazakhstan: hypotheses regarding its use and its possible place within the lyre family Wednesday, 9 November, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Azilkhan Tazhekeyev (Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University, Kazakhstan; Tubingen University, Germany); Dr. Gjermund Kolltveit (independent music archaeologist, ethnomusicologist, and musician, Norway)
Sanxingdui: A Case of Cultural Diversity of the Bronze Age China Wednesday, 25 January, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Zhao Hao (Peking University)
Human-environment entanglements in the late Neolithic Yilan Plain, NE Taiwan Wednesday, 22 February, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Chih-Hua Chia, Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University
Magnification of Bahawalpur State Through Development of Noor mahal Museum Wednesday, 1 March, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Moazzam Khan Durrani
CANCELLED! Early Iron Age in Kyrgyzstan: new discoveries, ideas, interpretations (2007-2022) Wednesday, 8 March, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Sergei Ivanov, Associate Professor (Kyrgyz National University named after J.Balasagyn)
The Bukhara Oasis: a Story of Water and Peoples Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Rocco Rante, archaeologist in the Department of Islamic Art at the Musée, Louvre Museum and curator of "THE SPLENDOURS OF UZBEKISTAN'S OASES" exhibition, Louvre Museum.
UPDATE! Date changed! Saka-Scythian cultures of Central Kazakhstan: new discoveries, new interpretations (800 – 500 BCE) Wednesday, 10 May, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Maral Khabdulina, Director of the Akishev Institute of Archaeology, Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan)