Unlocking

THE ANCIENT RECIPES

NEWS

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Dr. Feng Qu: Construction of the Shamanic Landscape among the Daur in North China.

Guest Lecture

MAY
2022

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New Perspectives on Human-Environment Interactions in Ancient China

SAA Panel

APR
2022

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Professor Li Liu gives interview on Podcast Tides of History: Li Liu on the Rise of States in China

Podcast

DEC
2021

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Dr. Jiajing Wang Accepting Assistant Professorship of Anthropology at Dartmouth College

News

AUG
2021

Landscape in the vicinity of the Simagou site (ca. 8000BP) in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Re

Our
Mission

We are not only what we eat, but also where, when, how, and with whom we eat.

Discovering Ancient Food
at Stanford University...

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Our
Themes

Our lab explores many aspects of foodways in ancient societies worldwide, with a focus on China.

Transitioning from foraging to agriculture under microscopes

China is one of the few centers in the world where plant domestication evolved independently, but its developmental trajectory is not sufficiently understood.

The Quest for Alcohol
in Ancient World

Fermented and alcoholic beverages played a pivotal role in feastings and social events in past agricultural and urban societies across the globe, but the origins of the sophisticated relevant technologies remain elusive.

Subsistence strategies and development of social complexity

Subsistence strategies are the essence of a political-economic system, and may predict other forms of behavior, such as population size, division of labor, and social structure.

TIMELINE

ASL Current Projects

INNER MONGOLIA

PROJECT

Landscape in the vicinity of the Simagou

SHIMAO

PROJECT

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XIPO

PROJECT

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EGYPTIAN POTS

PROJECT

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YELLOW RIVER

PROJECT

SICHUAN

PROJECT

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ALCOHOL IN

HOLY LAND

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COPAN

PROJECT

1,046-711 B.C.

ZHOUYUAN

PROJECT

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YINXU

PROJECT

1,300-1,046 B.C.

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SHANGSHAN PROJECT

Archaeological Science Lab

OUR  PROJECTS  IN 

THE  NEWS

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STANFORD

NEWS

"An ancient thirst for beer may have inspired agriculture, Stanford archaeologists say"

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ELSEVIER

"A prehistoric thirst for craft beer"

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SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE

"Traces of 13,000-Year-Old Beer Found in Israel"

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ATLAS OBSCURA

"Found: Evidence of the Oldest Beer Ever Brewed"

Our Group

We are a team of archaeologists from Stanford University discovering ancient food cultures around the world.

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STANFORD ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER

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Meet the Director, Our Current Members, and Alumni

OUR TEAM

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The Archaeological Science Lab at Stanford

OUR LAB

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Our Research Employs A Variety of Experimental Works.

EXPERIMENTAL WORKS

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Collaborating with SUAC and Campus Archaeology

COLLABORATIONS

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DEPARTMENT OF EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Liu
Yahui
JJ

Collaborative Institutions

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Inner Mongolia Institute of Cultural Relics and
Archaeology

Ulanqab Museum

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