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Lin Lin

Research Student

Research Student in the Department of Archaeology



Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, Archaeology, M.A. 2018-2021

Shandong University, Jinan, China, Archaeology, B.A. 2014-2018


Durham-CSC Joint PhD scholarship

Title and Abstract

The title of the research is Pottery industry and the subsistence strategies in the upper region of the Yellow River, China, c. 5000-4000 BP: a geoarchaeological approach. This project aims to harness the potential of micromorphological and phytolith analysis to contribute to the understanding of pottery production and its related ecology, such as fuel use and waste disposal practices, within the framework of archaeological investigation and excavation of specific sites.

Research interests

  • Geoarchaeology including soil survey and sampling, soil micromorphology, geochemical and geomagnetic analyses
  • Neolithic China
  • Pottery making technology and pottery ecology