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|Educational qualification||A.B, M.A. Peking University
Ph.D Harvard University
Prof. Lam is an assistant professor of anthropological archaeology working in mainland China. His research currently focuses on the economic system and social development during the Bronze Age and Han Empire. His research incorporates interests in various archaeological techniques including metallurgy, zooarchaeology and GIS (Geographic Information System) to study the craft production and exchange network during one of the most critical periods in Chinese history. He has conducted archaeological research in Shaanxi to investigate the ancient iron economy in the Han capital area since 2011. New research is focused on the Han exchange network in provincial centers and imperial expansion of the Han dynasty. Current research and writing projects focus on the social development in Early China including: the change of craft production system and iron technology, the anthropology of commodities, interregional interaction, cultural transmission, and the market system of food.
Archaeology of the Qin-Han empire and Bronze Age China, metallurgy, zooarchaeology, GIS in archaeology, development of metal technology in China, history of material culture and art in ancient China, craft production, gender archaeology, commodities and economic anthropology
Mainland China, Southeast Asia
ANTH 1770 Understanding Archaeology
ANTH 2760 China’s Cultural Heritage
HIST 4140A History of Material Culture in Ancient China
“Development of the Iron Industry in the Guanzhong Basin during the Han period: Scientific Analyses of Manufacturing Waste from the Taicheng Foundry (funded by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage)”
“The eastern territory of the Western Zhou Dynasty (funded by the The National Social Science Fund of China)”
Book (Co-author with Dr. Alice Yao)
In Prep The Archaeology of the Han Dynasty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Shaanxisheng, [Shaanxisheng Kaogu Yanjiuyuan 陕西省考古研究院] (第二執筆)
2018 《邰城鑄鐵:陝西楊淩漢代鑄鐵遺址發掘與研究》 [Taicheng Ironworks: Report on the Excavation and Research of a Cast Iron Foundry of the Han Period in Yangling, Shaanxi]. Shanghai上海, Shanghai Guji Press上海古籍出版社.
Referred Articles (selected)
Hunan et al., [Hunansheng Wenwu Kaogu Yanjiusuo湖南省文物考古研究所等] (second author)
Lam, Wengcheong, Jianrong Chong, Xingshan Lei, Jianli Chen
Lam, Wengcheong, Jianli Chen, Jianrong Chong, Xingshan Lei, Wai Lun Tam
Lam Wengcheong林永昌, Chen Jianli陳建立, Chong Jianrong種建榮, et al.
Book Review (selected)