Gwen P. Bennett
Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University, St. Louis. Her work explores the rise of social complexity during China's Late Neolithic and Early Bronze age period (ca. 3500-1500 B.C.E.). Professor Bennett is participating in two U.S.-China archaeological field projects, one researching the origins and history of salt production in Sichuan Province, and other using regional saver and analysis to investigate changing settlement patterns in the Chifeng region of Inner Mongolia. In addition to these projects, she participated for five years in a joint U.S.-China regional survey and excavation project in Shandong provence, and for three years in Chinese excavation in Kalaqin Banner, Inner Mongolia.
Among Professor Bennett's publications are "Shandong rizhao shi liangcheng diqu de kaogu diaocha," Kaogu 4, (1997; co-authored); "Systematic Regional Survey in Southeastern Shandong Provence, China," Journal of Field Archaeology 25 (2002; co-authored); and "Regional Survey and the Development of Complex Societies in Southeastern Shandong, China," Antiquity 293 (2002; co-authored).
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Published: Thursday, May 25, 2006