Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Jiajing Wang is an anthropological archaeologist whose research investigates the origins and spread of agriculture, food and cuisines, and cultural interactions in prehistoric China. She studies these topics by applying methods in paleoethnobotany, use-wear analysis, and experimental archaeology. Her current research examines the transition from hunter-gatherer to rice agricultural societies during the early Holocene period in the Lower Yangtze Valley of China. She has published articles in many international journals, such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLOS ONE, Quaternary International, The Holocene, Antiquity, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, and Journal of Archaeological Science Reports.
- B.A. Smith College
- Ph.D. Stanford University
Wang, J., J. Zhu, D. Lei, L. Jiang (2022). New evidence for rice harvesting in the early Neolithic Lower Yangtze River, China. PLOS ONE 17(12): e0278200 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278200
Wang, J. L. Liu (2022). Introduction: alcohol, rituals, and politics in the ancient world. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 65:101397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2022.101397
Wang, J., L. Jiang (2021). Intensive acorn processing in the early Holocene of southern China. The Holocene. https://doi.org/10.1177/09596836211041732
Wang, J., R. Friedman, M. Baba (2021). Predynastic beer production, distribution, and consumption at Hierakonpolis, Egypt. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 64:101347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2021.101347