China Research Seminar public talk
March 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 109
Announcing a Chinese Studies public talk:
â€œUnderstanding Hongshan Society:
Two Decades of Archaeological Research in Northeast Chinaâ€
Christian E. Peterson,
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, UH MÄnoa
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 12:00 pm,
Moore Hall Rm. 109, University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄnoa
Hongshan period (4500-3000 BCE) societies of northeastern Chinaâ€™s Western Liao River Valley are well known for their ritual architecture and burials accompanied by jade artifacts carved in supernatural themes. Over the past two decades, systematic regional-scale settlement surveys and intensive surface collection of ancient household garbage have provided new information about the social, economic, and ritual organization of the Neolithic communities that made and used Hongshan ritual monuments and paraphernalia. In this presentation, Professor Peterson will summarize and compare the results of these surveys, surface collections, and other research, and discuss its relevance to understanding the emergence, organization, and development of Hongshan period society.
Professor Peterson has helped design, direct or implement most of the Hongshan settlement survey and surface archaeology of the past twenty years. He specializes in Chinese prehistory, the comparative study of early complex societies, regional settlement patterns and demography, household archaeology, and in quantitative and spatial analysis. Some of his most recent publications include: â€œA Place of Pilgrimage?
Niuheliang and its Role in Hongshan Society,â€ 2017; â€œHongshan Households and Communities in Neolithic Northeastern China,â€ 2017; and â€œComparative Analysis of Neolithic Household Artifact Assemblage Data from Northern China,â€ 2016.
The university community and public are cordially invited to attend!
Center for Chinese Studies, Mānoa Campus
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