Anke Hein

Dr Anke Hein

Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Archaeology

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PG


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278416

Fax: +44 (0)1865 278254

E-mail: anke.hein@arch.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests

Topical focus

Cultural contact, borders, identity, ethnicity, human-environment interaction

Methods

Spatial analysis, contextual archaeology, ethnoarchaeology

Regional scope

The archaeology and material culture of prehistoric and early-historic East and Central Asia, focusing on the Chinese border regions, especially Western China

Current and Recent Activities

Current

PI for “More than a Transit Corridor – Local Developments and Far-Reaching Contacts in the Middle Bronze Age Gansu Corridor” (long-term project based on survey work, ceramic analysis (physical and chemical analyses, micromorphology, typology), and burial analysis)

Current

Co-PI for Survey and Excavation Project on Early Settlements and Subsistence Systems in Northwest Sichuan, in Collaboration with the Sichuan Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Sichuan University, and the University of Washington State

2013

Co-PI for the Ethnoarchaeological Field Project on Ethnic Identity and Yi-Han Relations in Zhaojue, Sichuan, in Collaboration with Sichuan University

2013

Co-Organizer and Instructor at Field School at Yangguanzhai, China, Director: Ye Wa, Co-Director: Lothar von Falkenhausen, June 17-July 21, 2012, and June 16-July 20, 2013

Recurrent Courses

The Practice of Archaeology in China (Lecture)
Introduction to Chinese Archaeology: Late Neolithic to Han (Seminar, MSt, MPhil)
From the First Ceramics to the Terracotta Soldiers: The Archaeology of Early China (Lecture, BA, MSt, MPhil)
Archaeology of Eurasia (Seminar, with Dr Pete Hommel)
Chinese Bronzes, Jades, and Ceramics in the Ashmolean Museum (object-handling sessions)

Future Classes

The Archaeological Process in China
Culture Contact and the Archaeological Record
The Archaeology of the Chinese Border Regions
Technology in Early China
Mortuary Archaeology in Early China
Ceramics in Early China

Applicants wishing to do postgraduate work on early China/East Asia should get in touch with Dr Anke Hein, anke.hein@arch.ox.ac.uk


Selected Publications

2017

Graves as Composite Objects – The Burial Record of Prehistoric Liangshan, Southwest China. Springer.

2015

“Environmental Preconditions and Human Response: Subsistence Practices at Prehistoric Settlement Sites in the Liangshan Area, Southwest China.” Asian Archaeology 3: 39-94.

2015

“Early evidence for the use of wheat, barley and flax as staple crops on the margins of the Tibetan Plateau.” Co-authored with Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, Lü Hongliang, and Amanda H. Schmidt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS Early Edition. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1423708112.

2014

The “Crescent-Shaped Cultural-Communication Belt”: Tong Enzheng’s Model in Retrospect. BAR International Series 2679. Cambridge: Archaeopress (edited volume).

2014

“Interregional Contacts and Geographic Preconditions in the Prehistoric Liangshan Region, Southwest China.” Quaternary International 348, October 2014: 194–213.

All Publications

MONOGRAPHS

2017

Graves as Composite Objects – The Burial Record of Prehistoric Liangshan, Southwest China. Springer.

2014

The “Crescent-Shaped Cultural-Communication Belt”: Tong Enzheng’s Model in Retrospect. BAR International Series 2679. Cambridge: Archaeopress (edited volume).

PAPERS

In Press

"Landscapes of Prehistoric Northwest Sichuan: From Early Agriculture to Pastoralist Lifestyles" (with Jade d'Alpoim Guedes). Journal of Field Archaeology.

2017

"Early Cultural Developments of the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: Establishing a New Chronological Scheme for the Liangshan Region." Asian Perspectives 56.1: 2-54

2016

"Excavating the Afterlife: The Archaeology of Early Chinese Religion" (book review). Journal of Chinese Religions 44.2:183-188.

2016

"Book Review of Ancient Central China: Centers and Peripheries along the Yangzi River.Asian Archaeology 4:135-142.

2016 "Local Developments on the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau: The Prehistoric Anning River Valley." Archaeological Research in Asia.

2016

"The Cultural Other and the Nearest Neighbor: Han-Yi relations in Zhaojue County, Southwest China." With Zhao Deyun. Asian Ethnicity.

2016

"The Problem of Typology in Chinese Archaeology." Early China 2015.18.

2016 "Wenhua chuanbo, renqun yidong yu wenhua yingxiang -- yanjiu wenhua jiaoliu de fangfa lilun he xinan diqu yu beifang caoyuan wenhua de guanxi 文化传播、人群移动和文化影响——研究文化交流的方法理论和西南地区与北方草原文化的关系." Nanfang minzu kaogu 南方民族考古.

2015 "Cong shiqi laikan Sichuansheng Liangshanzhou shiqian ren he huanjing guanxi 从石器来看四川省凉山州史前人和环境关系." In: Yige kaoguxue wenhua jiaohuiqu de faxian -- Liangshan kaogu sishinian 一个考古学文化交汇区的发现——梁山考古实施年, Vol. 1, pp. 215-236. Chengdu: Sichuan Daxue Chubanshe.

2015

“Environmental Preconditions and Human Response: Subsistence Practices at Prehistoric Settlement Sites in the Liangshan Area, Southwest China.” Asian Archaeology 3: 39-94.

2015

“Qingzang gaoyuan donglüe de shiqian renlei huodong – lun duoyuan wenhua ‘jiaohuidian’ de Sichuan Liangshan diqu” 青藏高原东缘的史前人类活动——论多元文化“交汇点”的四川凉山地区. Sichuan Wenwu 四川文物 2015.2: 40-47.

2015

“Early evidence for the use of wheat, barley and flax as staple crops on the margins of the Tibetan Plateau.” Co-authored with Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, Lü Hongliang, and Amanda H. Schmidt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS Early Edition. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1423708112.

2014

"Metal, Salt, and Horse Skulls: Elite-Level Exchange and Long-Distance Human Movement in Prehistoric Yanyuan Southwest China." In: The “Crescent-Shaped Cultural-Communication Belt”: Tong Enzheng’s Model in Retrospect, edited by Anke Hein. BAR International Series 2679, pp. 89-108. Cambridge: Archaeopress.

2014

“Diffusionism, Migration, and the Archaeology of the Chinese Border Region.” In: The “Crescent-Shaped Cultural-Communication Belt”: Tong Enzheng’s Model in Retrospect, edited by Anke Hein. BAR International Series 2679, pp. 1-17. Cambridge: Archaeopress.

2014

“Interregional Contacts and Geographic Preconditions in the Prehistoric Liangshan Region, Southwest China.” Quaternary International 348, October 2014: 194–213.

2014

“Xifang de Zhongguo kaogu yanjiu dongtai - Yi 76 jie Meiguo Kaogu Huiyi weili” 西方的中国考古研究动态—以76届美国考古学会议为例. Nanfang Minzu Kaogu 9南方民族考古第九集: 451-463.

2006

Entries on Tang Ceramics and Metal Objects in the Exhibition Catalogue Xi’an – Kaiserliche Macht im Jenseits, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 21. April bis 23. Juli 2006. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern.

TRANSLATIONS FROM CHINESE

In Press

Xinjiang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. The Cemetery of Hejing Habqihan Sala in Xinjiang -- Report of the 2013 Excavation. Chinese Cultural Relics.

In Press

Shi Jingsong. The Question of the Emergence of the Domestic Chicken as seen from Finds of Bronze Chickens in Southwest China. Chinese Archaeology.

In Press

Gao Chongwen. On the Relationship between the Western Zhou and the During the Time of the Chu Dynasty. Chinese Cultural Relics.

2014

Zhengzhou City Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. Preliminary Excavation Report of the Wang-Mang-Period Tomb M26 in the Zhouyuan District, Zhengzhou, Henan. Chinese Cultural Relics 1.2-4: 112-118.

2014

Yang Fuwei et al. Longcheng Township in Qin’an, Gansu. Chinese Cultural Relics 1.1: 447-452.

2013

Yang Yong. 2013. On the Kele Culture. Chinese Archaeology 13.1:186-191.

2013

Zhang Chi. 2013. The Qujialing-Shijiahe Culture in the Middle Yangtze River Valley, and: Cheng Honghai: The Qijia Culture of the Upper Yellow River. In: A Companion to Chinese Archaeology, ed. by Anne P. Underhill.

2012

Yang Jianhua 2011. Two Types of Cultural Remains in Northern China during the Eastern Zhou Period——On the Relationships among the Rong, Di, and the Hu. Chinese Archaeology 12.1:136-148.