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Our work in Rakhigarhi reported in news

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Forever, even in death reported in Indian newspaper, "the Pioneer"

Sunday, 09 June 2019 | Apporva Shardha

Do you believe in forever and wish to be with  the love of your life even in death? If you think that you are the only one with such a dream, you would be wrong. The first ever couple to aspire for such future was found at a 4,500-year-old site of the Harappan civilisation.

Though the archaeologists and scientists from India and South Korea found these two ‘rare’ skeletons in a Harappan (or Indus Valley) city (now Rakhigarhi village in Haryana) back in 2016, it took the researchers two years to put the events in a chronological order and finally publish it an international journal. One such finding is that — the man was aged about 35 and the woman, about 25.....


SEAMEO SPAFA Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology

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A session of “The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology” Bangkok, Thailand (June 17-21, 2019)

Full Program Here

S05 LIFE OF URBAN AND RURAL SOCIETIES IN ANCIENT SOUTHEAST ASIA

Conveners: Dong Hoon Shin and Yong Jun Kim

This session aims to bring together researchers from Asia to discuss diverse aspects of Early Asian societies; daily life, health, social institution, ritual landscape and complex relationship between urban and rural societies. The movement of people, goods and resources keep in close connections. It is said that everyone has clear idea on what cities are, but still far unclear how big it should be. Today in Switzerland, urban areas are more than 10,000 inhabitants, while in Iceland, populations of several hundred for urban. Thus this session will touch upon different views on what urban is in Early Asia. Almost all ancient cities had rural origin as gradual evolution process, and then vast non-urban landscape next to them. Comparative ana…

Jong Ha Hong, Yusu Kim and Hyejin Lee Got PhD Degrees

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Congratulations!!!!!
Jong Ha Hong
"Paleopathological study on nematode and trematode DNA extracted from coprolites of Joseon Dynasty mummies"

Yusu Kim
"Regional thickness of the skin and superficial fat in Asian faces"

Hyejin Lee
"An anthropological study on the teeth of the native peoples and Russian settlers in the  16th to 19th century West Siberia"

Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum

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Date: May 23-24, 2019 Venue: Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju Island, South Korea
Organizing Committee: Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Myeung Ju Kim (Dankook University)
Yuryang Jang (MND Agency for KIA Recovery & Identification)
Eun Jin Woo (Sejong University)

Scientific Committee: Soong Deok Lee (Seoul National University) Sunyoung Pak (Seoul National University) Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Hisashi Fujita (Niigata College of Nursing)
Shinji Harihara (The University of Tokyo)
Toshiyuki Tsurumoto (Nagasaki University)
▶ May 23, 2019

15:30 ~ 17:00     Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum 2019

This forum was held in conjunction with The Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Physical Anthropologists 2019.