October 23, 2008, the 11th conference of China Archaeological Society hosted by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences started in Beijing. The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Zhang Zhongpei, vice chairman of the Society. Professor Su Bai, honorary chairman of the Society, Professor Wang Weiguang, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Mr. Shan Jixiang, head of the State Bureau of Cultural Relics respectively give speeches in the meeting. Professor Xu Pingfang, chairman of the Society gave a report of the works of the Society in the past year. Professor Yan Wenming, vice chairman of the Society, Professor Wang Wei, director of IACASS and standing committee members of the Society Professor Xiechengsheng, Professor Huang Jinglue, Professor Xu Guangji, Professor Li Boqian, Professor Guo Dashun and Mr. Zhang Bai, all joined the conference together with more than 120 delegates from almost all provinces. Panel discussion started in the afternoon. During the 4 days conference, archaeologists will give nearly 100 lectures focusing the development of archaeology in China in the past 30 years. New standing committee of the Society will be selected on 26 Oct.