The Third Shanghai Archaeology Forum opened, World's Major archaeological discoveries and researches announced
The third Shanghai Archaeology Forum (SAF) organized by the Shanghai Academy, the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, and Shanghai University, was held in 8th December,2017 in the Lecture Hall of the Library of Shanghai University. Mr. Ying Yong, Mayor of Shanghai joined the ceremony and gave a welcome address, which was followed by a congratulatory addresses delivered by Mr. Guan Qiang vice Director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage. The Opening Address was given by Professor Wang Weiguang, the President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
The Third Shanghai Archaeology Forum (SAF) is held in Shanghai,Dec.8th,2017.
BRIAN M. FAGAN, the former professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara，gained the SAF Lifetime Achievement Award.
Brian M.Fagan receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAF 2017
Chris Scarre from the University of Durham and Maamoun Abdulkarim from the Damascus University gained the Distinguished Service Awards
Chris Scarre receives the Distinguished Service Awards at the SAF 2017
Maamoun Abdulkarim receives the Distinguished Service Awards at the SAF 2017
The 10 major archaeological field discoveries and 9 research projects were announced as follow:
Field Discovery Awards
1. Rainforest Foraging and Farming in Island Southeast Asia 50 Millennia of Prehistory at the Niah Caves, Borneo
2. Aqua Regis – King Herod the Great’s Usage of Water at Masada
3. Revised Stratigraphy and Chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia
4. Proyecto Arquelogico Hoyo Negro, Quintana Roo, Mexico
5. Investigating Water Control, Exchange, and Ritual through Excavations of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
6. 65,000 years of human occupation in Australia
7. The Discovery and Political Significance of the A9 Tomb and Hieroglyphic Panels 3 and 4 at Xunantunich, Belize
8. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Investigating and Preserving Copán’s Cultural Heritage
9. New Discoveries at Shijiahe – a Central Prehistoric Settlement in the Middle Yangzi Region
10. The Neolithic at Alsónyék in southern Hungary: a persistent place for 1300 years in the 6.-5. millennia BC (Excavation and proceedings)
Winners receives the Field Discovery Awards at the SAF 2017 in Shanghai
1. Warfare, Drought, and Agriculture: Coping with Conflict and Food Insecurity
2. Amara West Research Project Exploring Lived Experience in Pharaonic Egypt’s Nubian Colony (1300-800 BC)
3. The Tale of the Skrydstrup Woman
4. The Milking Revolution in Temperate Neolithic Europe
5. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Investigating and Preserving Copán’s Cultural Heritage
6. Archaeology for a Young Future: the New Syrian Life of the Ancient City of Urkesh
7. The Archaeology of China: From the First Villages to the First States
8. Early Humans at the eastern gate of Europe: The discovery and investigation of Oldowan sites in northern Caucasus
9. Taosi: the Beginning of “China” and “Central Plain”
Winners receives the Research Awards at the SAF 2017 in Shanghai
The 2017 SAF Awards had been nominated by the SAF Advisory Committee consisting of about 150 renowned scholars in various fields of archaeology and cultural heritage from 45 countries. The nominations were reviewed and adjudicated by the SAF Selection Committee comprising 38 international experts from 16 countries in the world, according to the highest international standards of excellence and impartiality.
The theme of the forum is Water, Society and Civilization. Archaeologists from all over the world will present their latest discoveries and researches in the following two days.
We extend our warmest congratulations to those on the final list of 2017 SAF Selection Program.