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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Asia - China - Yangguanzhai Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2016-06-01
Start Date 2016-06-19
End Date 2016-07-23



Archaeology Field School Location

Jing River Valley, China

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Shaanxi Institute of Archaeology, Xi’an (China), Brown University, UCLA, Institute for Field Research.


Academic Credit

Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through our academic partner, University California Los Angeles.


Archaeology Field School Tuition

$4,800


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Included in tuition



Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Tuition includes registration, accommodations, program activities, meals on workdays, and health insurance. Airfare, weekend meals and optional excursions are additional.

Archaeology Field School Description


The prehistoric village of Yangguanzhai (YGZ) dates to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE), and it is one of the largest of its kind. The site is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. YGZ has a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns. In the coming 2016 season, the project will continue working in the northeast portion of the site. There are multiple possible excavations that we will undertake including: refuse pits, a potential large building and a nearby child urn burial, and the cemetery adjacent to the settlement. In addition, students will gain experience in experimental archaeology and will make pottery knives, as they were found in large number at the site. In order to gain a better understanding of the overall settlement system of the region, we will also conduct survey work at the nearby Neolithic sites of Manan and Huiduipo.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Prehistoric


Time Period

From the Middle to Late Yangshao period (3200- 3,000 BCE)







Directors and Instructors

Dr. Ye Wa (yedawa@gmail.com), Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Dr. Zhouyong Sun, Shaanxi Institute of Archaeology, Xi’an (China), Dr. Brett Kaufman (brett_kaufman@brown.edu), Brown University, Lothar von Falkenhausen (lothar@humnet.ucla.edu), UCLA.








Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://ifrglobal.org/programs/asia/china-yangguanzhai-2016

Field School Contact Information



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