Wang Yifan

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2018 to May 2019

University Affiliation

Wang Yifan is a M.A. candidate majoring in Archaeology at the History and Culture School at Shandong University, China. She is participating in the HYI Training Program in Mesoamerican Archaeology for the 2018-19 academic year. Since receiving her B.A. degree from Shandong University with a thesis on stable isotopic analysis of animal remains from the Dinggong site (2600-2000 BP), Yifan has joined the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation Youth Program entitled “Comprehensive Stable Isotope Analysis of Prehistoric Human Bones and Animal Remains in Haidai Region” as an Assistant Student. She has conducted research on bronze-age human palaeodietary and means of livelihood at the Tuotou Site (3300 BP) by using stable isotope analysis. Her academic interests include paleodietary analysis, animal domestication, the origin and development of agriculture, social complexity and comparative civilization study on early religion. She is currently doing research on comparative study between Mesoamerican and Chinese early civilization in terms of elite art and religious ritual.

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