Suofei Feng received her M.A. degree in Chinese Archaeology and M.S. degree in Statistics at Stanford University. Before that she received her B.A. degree in English at Tongji University. Her M.A. thesis focused on the analyses of starch and phytolith residues from the pottery vessels of the Xipo Cemetery, a mid-Yangshao site in the Yellow River region, China. This research also contributed to the understanding of the roles of food production and consumption in the development of social hierarchy in Neolithic China.