Institute of Archaeology


Archaeology in the Eastern Tianshan Mountains

12 March 2021, 10:00 am–11:00 am

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Ma Jian (Northwest University, Xi’an) will give an additional related seminar in the Term II UCL Institute of Archaeology thematic series on the Silk Roads on 12 March.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Tim Williams/Rui Pang

The Term II seminar series, organised by the International Centre for Silk Roads Archaeology & Heritage, the Central Asian Archaeological Landscape project (CAAL), and the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA), and being held online via Zoom, will explore three inter-related themes: archaeology in Central Asia (broadly related to the Silk Roads), the Maritime Silk Routes, and the geopolitics of the Silk Roads today.


Mondays, from 4pm, via Zoom

Additional related seminars:

Fridays from 10am, via Zoom

  • February 26: Prof Himanshu Prabha Ray (Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University & Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies) Maritime Networks in the Indian Ocean
  • March 5: Prof Sarah Ward (Visiting Professor of Maritime Archaeology at Dalian Maritime University's Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research) Asian underwater cultural heritage
  • March 12: Prof Ma Jian (Northwest University, Xi’an) Archaeology in the Eastern Tianshan Mountains

All welcome! Any enquiries about the series may be directed to Rui Pang who should be contacted for Zoom links.