Zhuang, Yijie, U. of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom - To aid research on 'Landscape Change and its Interaction with Prehistoric Human Activities- Geoarchaeological Investigation in North China,' supervised by Dr. Charles Andrew Ivey French
YIJIE ZHUANG, then a student at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, received funding in April 2011, to aid research on 'Landscape Change and its Interaction with Prehistoric Human Activities: Geoarchaeological Investigation in North China,' supervised by Dr. Charles A.I. French. This study conducts geoarchaeological investigation on four early Neolithic sites in middle and lower Yellow River of North China.
Valentine, Dr. Benjamin, U. of Florida, Gainesville, FL - To aid engaged activities on 'Fostering Multi-Vocal and Interdisciplinary Approaches in Indian Archaeology Through Broader Engagements with Indus Civilization Migration,' 2014, India
Preliminary abstract: I propose to share the results and methods of my Wenner-Gren funded isotopic research on Indus Civilization migration through a series of lectures with the Indian public, government and academic archaeologists, and experts in biogeochemistry. Talks at major public venues and the research institutions of my colleagues in Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Kolkata will promote new theoretical and technical approaches to understanding ancient urban South Asian mobility.
Solangaarachchi, Rose A., U. of Florida, Gainesville, FL - To aid research on 'Ancient Iron Smelting Technology and the Settlement Pattern in the Kiri Oya Basin, in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka,' supervised by Dr. Peter R. Schmidt
ROSE SOLANGAARACHCHI, a student at the University of Florida, Gainesville, was awarded a grant in July 2003 to carry out archaeometallurgical research on 'Ancient Iron Smelting Technology and Settlement Pattern on the Kiri Oya Basin in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka,' under the supervision of Prof. Peter R. Schmidt. Solangaarachchi's objective was to examine the metallurgical and socio-political aspects of ancient iron smelting through various methods of archaeology, and to study historical sources, oral traditions, etc. through methods from other subdisciplines of anthropology.
Smith, Dr. Adam T., U. of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and Dr. Ruben S.Badalyan, Armenian Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Rep. of Armenia - To aid collaboration on political institutions and social complexity in Late Bronze Age Caucasia
Shen, Dr. Chen, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; and Dr. Xing Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China - To aid collaborative research on 'Palaeonenvironment & Lithic Technology of the Early Pleistocene in the Nihewan Basin, Northern China'
Shen, Dr. Guanjun, Nanjing Normal U., Nanjing, P.R. China - To aid research on 'A1/Be Burial Dating of Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian China'
DR. GUANJUN SHEN, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, P.R. China, was awarded funding in April 2006 to aid research on '26A1/10Be Burial Dating of Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, China.' Zhoukoudian Locality I is world-renowned for containing the relics of Peking Man, an example of Homo erectus. Its timescale has long been pursued, but has remained debated due to the lack of suitable dating methods.
Schmaus, Tekla McCarthy, Indiana U., Bloomington, IN - To aid research on 'Seasonal Mobility and Social Structure in Bronze and Iron Age Semirech'ye, Kazakhstan,' supervised by Dr. K. Anne Pyburn
TEKLA MCCARTHY SCHMAUS, then a student at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, was awarded a grant in April 2012 to aid research on 'Seasonal Mobility and Social Structure in Bronze and Iron Age Semirech'ye, Kazakhstan,' supervised by Dr. K. Anne Pyburn. The Bronze Age in central Eurasia is beginning to be understood as a time in which nomadic groups took part in complex social interactions, dictated in part by the seasonal locations of their settlements.
Schepartz, Dr. Lynne A., U. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - To aid conference on Asia and the Middle Pleistocene in global perspective, 2001, East-West Center, Manoa, Hawaii, in collaboration with Dr. Sari Miller-Antonio
Rouse, Lynne Marie, Washington U., St. Louis, MO - To aid 'The Ancient Murghab Archaeology Project: Perspectives on Bronze Age Interaction in Southern Turkmenistan,' supervised by Dr. Michael Frachetti
LYNNE MARIE ROUSE, then a student at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a grant in May 2010, to aid 'The Ancient Murghab Archaeology Project: Perspectives on Bronze Age Interaction in Southern Turkmenistan,' supervised by Dr. Michael Frachetti . Excavations and subsequent analyses of material from Site 1744 in the Murghab Delta of Turkmenistan provide the first direct evidence of the mobility and economic strategies of non-urban settlement there during the Bronze Age.
Reinhart, Katrinka, Stanford U., Stanford, CA - To aid research on 'Food practices and social stratification at the early Shang period site of Yanshi Shangcheng, Yanshi, Henan, China,' supervised by Dr. Ian R. Hodder
KATRINKA REINHART, then a student at Stanford University, Stanford, California, was awarded funding in January 2004 to aid research on 'Food practices and social stratification at the early Shang period site of Yanshi Shangcheng, Yanshi, Henan, China,' supervised by Dr. Ian R. Hodder. The current research project concerns the relationship between social inequality and food practices during the Shang Dynasty, China's earliest historical dynasty.