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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
An early Iron Age Sarmatian female elite burial at Taksay-1, western Kazakhstan Wednesday, 8 November, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr.Yana Lukpanova, Senior Archaeologist, Western Kazakhstan Local History Museum, Uralsk, Kazakhstan
Elite Saka sites of East Kazakhstan Wednesday, 22 November, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00 Samat Shakenov, Senior Archaeologist, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Research of golden threads of Ukraine and Kazakhstan: comparative analysis Wednesday, 31 January, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Tetiana Krupa, Head of the International Laboratory for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage "UMAI", Institute of Archaeological Research, A. Margulan Pavlodar Pedagogical University, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
The Political Pattern in Eastern Asia and Xiongnu Archaeological Culture Wednesday, 7 February, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr.Yueying Shan (Associate Professor) Department of Archaeology and Museology, Beijing Normal University
Asia's Heritage Trend: Key Components and Questions Wednesday, 14 February, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Minjae Zoh (Seoul National University)
Plump Beads and Gleaming Earrings: The Development and Cultural Exchange of Prehistoric Jade in Taiwan Wednesday, 21 February, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Prof.Tsui-mei Huang (Tainan National University of the Arts)
Rethinking Heritage Diplomacy on the Maritime Silk Road Wednesday, 28 February, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Yunci Cai (University of Leicester)
Tacit Knowledge Spillover and Stakeholder Collaboration in Heritage Tourism Destination in Asia Wednesday, 13 March, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Prof. Chaozhi Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University)
Between Two Worlds: The Horse in the Worldview and Art of the Population of Kazakhstan Through the Prism of the Millennium Wednesday, 8 May, 2024 - 13:15 to 14:15 Dr. Rinat Zhumatayev (Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty)
Whose Heritage? - Indigenous repatriation in Hokkaido, Japan Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Professor Hirofumi Kato (Hokkaido University, Japan)
New Insights into the Adoption and Innovation of Glazed Ceramics in Medieval Central Asia Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr. Catherine Klesner (University of Cambridge)