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Ms. Siyu Lin

Research Student

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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
  • Pottery making technology and pottery ecology
  • Neolithic China

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Journal Article

  • Siyu, Lin (2019). Three critical points related to research on the technology of dividing molds in the Shang Dynasty (in Chinese). Cultural Relics in Southern China 5: 100-105.
  • Keightley, David N. & Siyu, Lin (translator) (2018). The Eastern Yi: Archaeological and Textual Evidence. Chinese Culture 48: 266-274.