Anne Underhill

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Professor of Anthropology; Curator, Peabody Museum
51 Hillhouse Ave, Room 208, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
East Asian and Chinese Archaeology; Regional Settlement and Economic Organization during Late Prehistoric and Early Bronze Age Periods in Rizhao Area of Southeastern Shandong; Craft Production; Ceramics; Exchange Systems; Diet; Mortuary Ritual; Ethnic Minority Cultures of China; and Museum Anthropology
China, Transregional


ANTH 759, ARCG 759

Social Complexity in Ancient China

This seminar explores the variety of archaeological methods and theoretical approaches that have been employed to investigate the development and nature of social complexity in ancient China. The session meetings focus on the later prehistoric and early historic periods, and several geographic regions are included. They also consider how developments in ancient China compare to other areas of the world. Most of the readings emphasize archaeological remains, although relevant information from early historical texts is considered.

Term: Fall 2023
Day/Time: T 9:25 AM - 11:15 AM