Staff profile: Dr Anke Hein

Dr Anke Hein is Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Archaeology at the School.

Employing a wide range of research methods, from petrography to ethnography, her research focuses on the cultural contact and identity formation of early human societies, primarily with a focus on present-day western China. 

Since 2006, Anke has participated in numerous excavations and surveys along the eastern rim of the Tibetan Plateau, stretching from the Hexi Corridor in Gansu all the way south to the mountainous region of central Sichuan. Her book on prehistoric burials in the Liangshan region is one of the first English publications dedicated to the area.

As president of the Society of East Asian Archaeology and principal investigator of multiple international projects, Anke plays an instrumental role in promoting cultural exchange and academic collaboration between China and the rest of the world.

In the Spring of 2022, Anke was interviewed by her student - Muyang Shi - for this video (click on the image below to play the video) and this article published by People's Daily Online which can be read by clicking on this link