Chinese zooarchaeologists attended the 11th International Conference of Archaeozoology in Paris
Professor Yuan Jing, Dr. Li Zhipeng and Dr. Lu Peng from the Institute of Archaeology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other zooarchaeologists in China attended the 11th International Conference of International Council of Arcahezoology (ICAZ) held from 23 to 28 August 2010 in Paris, France. Professor Yuan Jing and Dr. Richard Meadow from Harvard University presided over the academic session named “Contributions of Archaeozoology to the Study of Human Societies in South, Southeast and East Asia from the Paleolithic to the Premodern Era”. More than 30 scholars from China, India, Korea, Japan, USA, U.K., France and Canada took part in this session. This session was financially supported by the EUCH Bioarchaeology Collaboration Project which was taken charge by Professor Yuan Jing and Dr. Keith Dobney from Aberdeen University of U.K., so French National Museum of Natural History, Aberdeen University of U.K. and French Embassy in China gave the financial support to Chinese scholars and graduate students from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Museum of China, Jilin University and Hubei Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. There are 15 Chinese scholars and graduate students attending this session, in which the Chinese Scholars attending ICAZ is the most numerous in number in history. In this conference, 9 Chinese scholars and graduate students gave oral presentation, and the others posted their research results, which indicated that the team members of researchers who engage in the zooarchaeology in China is constantly increasing and already much more numerous than before, and the research of Chinese zooarchaeology is more and more international.