Jiajing Wang

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Jiajing Wang is an anthropological archaeologist whose research investigates the origins and spread of agriculture, food and cuisines, and cultural contact, with a specialization in archaeobotany (the analysis of plant remains in archaeological contexts) and East Asia archaeology.  She is also interested in posthumanist approaches to archaeological theory. Her ongoing projects including the origins of rice farming, ancient beer production and consumption, and human-animal relationships in ancient China. 


Silsby, Room 405
HB 6047




  • B.A. Smith College
  • Ph.D. Stanford University

Selected Publications

  • Wang, J. L. Liu, X. Qin (2024). Reconstructing Late Neolithic animal management practices in North China using microbotanical analysis of dental calculus: A case study of Kangjia. Antiquity. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2024.43

  • Wang, J. (2023) A posthumanist approach to the origins of rice agriculture in southern China. Current Anthropology 64(3). https://doi.org/10.1086/725100

  • Wang, J. L. Ng, T. Serrao-Leiva (2023). Self-reliance and pig husbandry in Los Angeles Chinatown (1880-1933): New evidence from dental calculus analysis and historical records. American Antiquity. https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2023.79

  • Wang, J., Y. He, Y. Tang, L. Liu, Y. Li (2023). An interplay of dryland and wetland: millet and rice cultivation at the Peiligang site (8000 – 7600 BP) in the middle Yellow River Valley, China. Agronomy 13, no. 8: 2130. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13082130

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