The Atlantic’s Rebecca J. Rosen describes surprising new archaeological findings on early...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 15, 2011
The Los Angeles Times reports the impending destruction of a 5th Century Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan to make way for a Chinese copper mine. “As an archaeologist, of course I’m worried about this,” said...
by dwang | Jun 11, 2009
Israeli, Chinese, and American scientists have dated the pottery fragments excavated from a cave in Henan province to be 18,000 years old. From the Jersualem Post: Early last week, the team reported that they had reexcavated...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 5, 2007
From The World-Wire: Wheat grains nearly 5,000 years old found at a Chinese archaeological site two years ago have revealed that western man traveled, brought new agriculture and settled in China much earlier than previously thought, in fact by 2,500 years. Recently published research  of ANSTO’s* Professor John Dodson and Professor Xiaoqiang Li, State […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 14, 2007
From Xinhua, via People’s Daily Online: Chinese archaeologists said they have found fossilized remains of a primitive human species that lived about 2.04 million years ago in the Three Gorges Area in southwest China, the earliest ever found in the country. The findings, including a lower jawbone fragment, an incisor and more than 230 pieces […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 12, 2007
From Xinhua: Nine 1,700-year-old brick tombs have been discovered in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which, experts say, provide valuable clues for the research of exchanges between the central Chinese government at that time and remote Western Regions. It is the first time ancient tombs with typical characteristics of China’s main Han nationality have […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 1, 2007
From BBC News: A mysterious underground chamber has been found inside the Chinese imperial tomb guarded by the famous Terracotta Army, Chinese archaeologists say. Historical records describing the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China’s Qin dynasty, do not mention the room which is 30 metres (98 feet) deep….[Full Text]
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 10, 2007
From Xinhua: Archaeologists have unearthed four colored tomb figures in a tomb in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province dating back to the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC-221 BC). The four colored wooden tomb figures, about 80 centimeters tall, are believed to be at least 500 years older than that of the terracotta warriors and horses of Qin […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods