Archaeological view: Shaanxi province, China

Cost: Free; tickets required

Archaeology Forum

Fri, Feb 2, 9:30 am–3:30 pm

Cheek Theater

This program will feature six leading scholars and archaeologists from China and the United States addressing recent excavations, new research, and innovative approaches in archaeology. Topics range from new discoveries at the First Emperor’s mausoleum and Qin’s capital of Yongcheng, to Qin law inscribed on bamboo strips, bronze casting in the ancient Mediterranean, and archaeology at historic Jamestown.

For a complete schedule of events, click here to view the Forum Program.

Featured Speakers & Topics:

“Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum and Terracotta Army: Recent Discoveries and Research”
Tian Jing, Deputy Director, Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Terracotta Army Site Museum, with Ting
Wang translating

“What was The Terracotta Army for?”
Dr. Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University

“Archaeology at Yongcheng: 2016 Discovery of Xuechi Ritual Site”
Tian Yaqi, Chief of Department of Qin and Han Studies, Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, with Ting Wang translating

“Jamestown Rediscovered: How Geo-Archaeology Found Captain John Smith’s ‘Lost’ Colony”
Dr. William Kelso, (Hon.) CBE, FSA, Director of Archaeology, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation

“Inscribed Bamboo Strips from Yunmeng: Evolution of Qin Law”
Tan Qianxue, Chief of Scientific Research Department, Shaanxi History Museum, with
William Neer assisting

“Bronze Casting in the Ancient Mediterranean World: Technique and Style”
Dr. Carol Mattusch, Mathy Professor of Art History, George Mason University

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The Archaeology Forum is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition, Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China and generously supported by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia and the Jeanann Gray Dunlap Foundation.


Related event:

Presented by the Archaeological Institute of America at the University of Richmond,

“Terracotta Warriors after the First Emperor: Re-evaluating the Qin Legacy in the Han”
Dr. Allison Miller, Assistant Professor of Asian Art with the Department of Art and Art History, Southwestern University

Thu, Feb 1, 6 pm
Free; tickets required

For details and tickets please see the AIA website.