THE ANCIENT RECIPES
Discovering Ancient Food
at Stanford University...
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.
ASL Current Projects
Archaeological Science Lab
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"An ancient thirst for beer may have inspired agriculture, Stanford archaeologists say"
We are a team of archaeologists from Stanford University discovering ancient food cultures around the world.
Inner Mongolia Institute of Cultural Relics and