• Professor of Anthropology
  • rflad@fas.harvard.edu
  • http://anthropology.fas.harvard.edu/people/rowan-flad
  • Peabody Museum 567 | 11 Divinity Avenue | Cambridge MA, 02138

Research interests: emergence and development of complex society in the late Neolithic period and the Bronze Age in China; diachronic change in production processes; intersection between ritual activity and production; the role of animals in early Chinese society - particularly their use in sacrifice and divination; and processes involved in social change in general.

His research focuses on the emergence and development of complex society during the late Neolithic period and the Bronze Age in China. He has conducted excavations at a salt production site in the eastern Sichuan Basin and has recently completed a regional survey in the Chengdu region focusing on prehistoric settlement patterns and social evolution. New research is focused on the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age in southern Gansu. Current research and writing projects focus on several aspects of social complexity including: specialized production and technology, the anthropology of value, mortuary analysis, archaeological landscapes, interregional interaction, cultural transmission, and animal and plant domestication.

He has published extensively on archaeology in China in many edited volumes and journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Current Anthropology, The Holocene, Antiquity, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Journal of Field Archaeology, Asian Perspectives, Journal of East Asian Archaeology, Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Kaogu, and Nanfang Minzu Kaogu. He co-edited a book on specialization in the series Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, and is the author of Salt Production and Social Hierarchy in Ancient China: An Archaeological Investigation of Specialization in China’s Three Gorges, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011, and Ancient Central China: Centers and Peripheries Along the Yangzi River, also by Cambridge in 2013.

Chinese Name: 傅羅文

From the Fairbank Podcast: 

傅罗文教授专门研究中国新石器时代晚期与青铜时代复杂社会的出现与发展,他曾在四川盆地东部的盐出产地遗址开展考古挖掘,并于近期完成成都地区史前部落居住模式与社会进化的区域调查。傅罗文教授的最新研究对象为新石器时代晚期与青铜时代早期的甘肃南部。

研究兴趣:中国新石器时代晚期与青铜时代复杂社会的出现与发展,生产过程的历时变化,仪式活动与生产的交点,动物在中国早期社会的角色(尤其在祭祀与占卜中),以及其它社会变化的过程。

BOOKS
Rowan Flad and Pochan Chen (2013). Ancient Central China: An Archaeological Study of Centers and Peripheries along the Yangzi River. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rowan Flad (2011). Salt Production and Social Hierarchy in Ancient China: An archaeological investigation of specialization in China’s Three Gorges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

EDITED VOLUMES / JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES
Chengdu Pingyuan Guoji Kaogu Diaochadui 成都平原国际考古调查队 (In Prep). Chengdu Pingyuan Kaogu Diaocha—2005-2010 nian chengguo 成都平原考古调查 -- 2005-2010年成果 [The Chengdu Plain Archaeological Survey – Results from the 2005-2010 Seasons]. Beijing: Kexue chubanshe.

Rowan Flad, editor (2016). Archaeological Research in Asia: Special Issue on Peopling of the Tibetan Plateau.

Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, Peter D. Clift, editors (2012). Climates, Landscapes and Civilizations. AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, Vol. 198. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.

Zachary X. Hruby and Rowan K. Flad, editors (2007). Rethinking Craft Specialization in Complex Societies:
Archaeological Analyses of the Social Meaning of Production. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 17. Arlington, VA: American Anthropological Association.

Yang Hu, Liu Guoxiang, and Tang Chung, editors (English Language editing by Rowan Flad) (2006). Yuqi
qiyuan tansuo – Xinglongwa yuqi yanjiu yu tulu 玉器起源探索- 興隆洼玉器研究與圖錄 [The origins of Chinese jade culture – Xinglongwa jades research and catalogue]. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES / CHAPTERS
1. Andrew Womack, Yitzchak Jaffe, Lingyu Hung, Zhou Jing, Wang Hui, Li Shuicheng, Pochan Chen, Rowan Flad (In Press) Mapping Qijiaping: New work on the type site of the Qijia Culture. Journal of Field Archaeology

2. Jianping Zhang, Houyuan Lu, Peter Weiming Jia, Rowan Flad, Naiqin Wu, and Alison Betts (2017) Cultivation strategies at the ancient Luanzaganzi settlement on the easternmost Eurasian steppe during the Late Bronze Age. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany (doi:10.1007/s00334-017-0608-0).

3. Rowan Flad (2017) Urbanism as Technology in Ancient China. Archaeological Research in Asia (http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ara.2016.09.001)

4. Jianping Zhang, Houyuan Lu, Guoping Sun, Rowan Flad, Naiqin Wu, Xiujia Huan, Keyang He, and Yonglei Wang (2016) Phytoliths reveal the earliest fine reedy textile in China at the Tianluoshan site. Nature: Scientific Reports 6: 18664.

5. Chengdu Pingyuan Guoji Kaogu Diaochadui 成都平原国际考古调查队 [Rowan Flad, Tim Horsley, Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, He Kunyu, Gwen Bennett, Pochan Chen, Li Shuicheng, Jiang Zhanghua, Jiang Ming] (2015). Songjiaheba: Chengdu Pingyuan Qingtong shidai xiaoxing juluo de tianye
diaocha, fajue ji diquiwuli kantan 宋家河坝:成都平原青铜时代小型聚落的田野调查,发掘及地 球物理勘探 (Songjiaheba: The survey, excavation and archaeological geophysics at a small-scale Bronze Age settlement in the Chengdu Plain). Nanfang minzu kaogu 南方民族考古 [Southern ethnoarchaeology] 11: 231-246.

6. Rowan Flad, Timothy Horsley, Jade D’alpoim Guedes, He Kunyu, Gwen Bennett, Li Shuicheng and Jiang Zhanghua (2014). Survey, Excavation and Geophysics at Songjiaheba – A Small Bronze Age Site in the Chengdu Plain. Asian Perspectives 52(1):119-142.

7. Danielle, Raad, Li Shuicheng, Rowan K. Flad (2014) Testing a novel method to identify salt production pottery via release and detection of chloride ions. Journal of Archaeological Science 43: 186-191.

8. Rowan Flad (2013). Animal Exploitation at Zhongba during the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. In Salt Archaeology in China: Ancient Salt Production and Landscape Archaeology in the Upper Yangzi Basin: Studies of Zhongba, Vol. 3, ed. by Li Shuicheng and Lothar von Falkenhausen, pp. 254-293.
Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe.

9. Rowan Flad (2013). The Oracle Bones of Zhongba: Divination at an Early Salt Production Site. In Salt Archaeology in China: Ancient Salt Production and Landscape Archaeology in the Upper Yangzi  Basin: Studies of Zhongba, Vol. 3, ed. by Li Shuicheng and Lothar von Falkenhausen, pp. 294-337. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe.

10. Zhao Zhijun and Rowan Flad (2013). Report on the Floatation Results from the Zhongba Site in Chongqing. In Salt Archaeology in China: Ancient Salt Production and Landscape Archaeology in the Upper Yangzi Basin: Preliminary Studies, Vol. 3, ed. by Li Shuicheng and Lothar von Falkenhausen, pp. 394-419. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe.

11. Rowan Flad (2013). The Sichuan Basin. In A Companion to Chinese Archaeology, ed. by Anne Underhill, pp. 125-146. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

12. D'Alpoim Guedes, Jade, David Carrasco, Rowan Flad, Ethan Fosse, Michael Herzfeld, C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Cecil M. Lewis, Matthew Liebmann, Richard Meadow, Nick Patterson, Max Price, Meredith Reiches, Sarah Richardson, Heather Shattuck-Heidorn, Jason Ur, Gary Urton,
Christina Warinner (2013). Is Poverty in our Genes? : A Reply to Ashraf and Galor. Current Anthropology 54(1):71-79.

13. Rowan Flad (2012). Bronze, Jade, Gold, and Ivory: Valuable Objects in Ancient Sichuan. In The Construction of Value in the Ancient World, ed. by John Papadopoulos and Gary Urton, pp. 258-287. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

14. Tian Xiaosi, Zhu Cheng, Sun Zhibin, Shui Tao, Huang Yunping, Rowan K. Flad, Li Yumei (2011). Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analyses of mammal bone fossils from the Zhongba site in the Three Gorges Reservoir region of the Yangtze River, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 56(2): 169-178.

15. Clift, Peter D., Rowan Flad, Dorian Q. Fuller, and Liviu Giosan (2011). Studying the Relationship Between Past People and Their Environments: AGU Chapman Conference on Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations; Santa Fe, New Mexico, 21–25 March 2011. EOS 92(24): 205.

16. Rowan Flad (2010). Zhuanye hua shengchan: Ruogan jiben wenti yi ji Zhongba zhiyan de luntan 专业化生产:若干基本问题以及中坝制盐的讨论 (Specialization and Production: General Issues and a Discussion of Salt Manufacture at Zhongba). Nanfang minzu kaogu 南方民族考古 [Southern ethnoarchaeology] 6:11-40.

17. Rowan Flad, Li Shuicheng, Wu Xiaohong, and Zhao Zhijun (2010). Early wheat at Donghuishan. Results from new studies in the Hexi Corridor. The Holocene 20(6):955-965.

18. Chengdu Pingyuan Guoji Kaogu Diaochadui 成都平原国际考古调查队 [傅罗文 (Rowan K. Flad); 江章华; 关玉琳 (Gwen Bennett; 提莫西‧ 郝思利(Tim Horsley); 陈伯桢; 贾什‧ 莱特 (Josh Wright)] (2010). Chengdu pingyuan quyu kaogu diaocha (2005-2007) 成都平原区域考古调查 (2005-2007) (2005-2007 archaeological survey in the Chengdu Plain). Nanfang minzu kaogu 南方民族考古 [Southern ethnoarchaeology] 6: 255-278.

19. Rowan Flad 傅羅文, Yuan Jing 袁靖 and Li Shuicheng 李水城 (2009).Zhongguo xibei diqu zuizao dongwu xunhua de dongwu kaoguxue ziliao 中國西北地區最早動物馴化的動物考古學資料 (Zooarchaeological Evidence for the earliest Animal Domestication in Northwest China). Kaogu 考古 [Archaeology] 2009(5): 80-86.

20. Rowan Flad, Wu Xiaohong, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Li Shuicheng, Sun Zhibin and Pochan Chen (2009). Radiocarbon Dates and Technological Change in Salt Production at the Site of Zhongba in the Three Gorges, China. Asian Perspectives 48(1): 148-180.

21. Rowan Flad (2008). Divination and Power: A Multi-regional View of the Development of Oracle Bone Divination in Early China. Current Anthropology 49(3): 403-437.

22. Rowan Flad (2008). Zhenren: Guanyu zao qi Zhongguo shi zhuo zhanbu qiyuan yu fazhan de yixie sikao 贞人:关于早期中国施灼占卜起源与发展的一些思考 (Divine Specialists: Some Thoughts on the Origins and Development of Pyromantic Divination in Early China). In Proceedings of the
Workshop on Early Chinese Civilization, edited by Jing Zhichun and Ken-ichi Takashima, pp. 85-113. Beijing: Kexue chubanshe.

23. Yuan Jing, Rowan Flad, and Luo Yunbing (2008). Meat Acquisition Patterns in the Neolithic Yangzi River Valley, China. Antiquity 82: 351-366.

24. Zhu Cheng, Ma Chunmei, Ouyang Jie, Li Zhongxuan, Yin Qian, Sun Zhibin, Huang Yunping, Rowan K. Flad, Li Lan, and Li Yumei (2008). Animal Diversities and characteristics of environmental change revealed by skeletons unearthed at Zhongba site of Chongqing City, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 53, Supp. 1: 74-86.

25. Rowan Flad (2007). Rethinking Specialization in the Context of Salt Production in Prehistoric Sichuan. In Rethinking “Specialized” Production: Archaeological Analyses of the Social Meaning of Manufacture. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 17, edited
by Zachary X. Hruby and Rowan K. Flad, pp. 107-128. Berkeley: University of California Press.

26. Rowan Flad, Yuan Jing and Li Shuicheng (2007). Zooarchaeological Evidence for Animal Domestication in Northwest China. In Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, edited by David B. Madsen, Chen FaHu and Gao Xing, pp. 163-199. Developments in
Quaternary Science, Vol. 9. Amsterdam: Elsevier Press.

27. Rowan Flad and Zachary X. Hruby (2007). "Specialized" Production in Archaeological Contexts: Rethinking Specialization, the Social Value of Products, and the Practice of Production. In Rethinking “Specialized” Production: Archaeological Analyses of the Social Meaning of Manufacture. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 17, edited by Zachary X. Hruby and Rowan K. Flad, pp. 1-19. Berkeley: University of California Press.

28. Wu Xiaohong 吴小红, Rowan Flad 付罗文, Li Shuicheng 李水城, Lothar von Falkenhausen 罗泰, Sun Zhibin 孙志彬, Chen Pochan 陈伯桢 (2007). Chongqing Zhong Xian Zhongba yizhi de tanshisi niandai 重庆中县中坝遗址的碳十四年代 (Preliminary Report on the Radiocarbon dates from the site of Zhongba). Kaogu考古 2007(7): 656-667.

29. Zachary X. Hruby, Rowan K Flad, John E. Clark, Takeshi Inomata, and Heather M.-L. Miller (2007). On “Rethinking” Craft Specialization: Responses by the Authors. In Rethinking “Specialized” Production: Archaeological Analyses of the Social Meaning of Manufacture. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 17, edited by Zachary X. Hruby and Rowan K. Flad, pp. 181-192. Berkeley: University of California Press.

30. Rowan Flad 傅羅文 and Yuan Jing 袁靖 (2006). Sanxia diqu Zhongba yizhi dongwu kaoguxue de chubu yanjiu 三峽地區中壩遺址動物考古學的初步研究 (Preliminary research on the
Zooarchaeology of the site of Zhongba in the Three Gorges). Kaogu 考古(Archaeology) 2006 (1): 79-88.

31. Rowan Flad, Jiping Zhu, Changsui Wang, Pochan Chen, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Zhibin Sun, Shuicheng Li (2006). Zhongguo zaoqi yanye shengchan de kaogu he huaxue zhengju 中國早期鹽業生產的考古和化學證據 (Archaeological and Chemical evidence for early salt production in China).
In Kaogu fajue yu lishi fuyuan 考古發掘與歷史復原 [Recovering archaeological excavation and history], edited by Chen Xingcan and Michela Bussotti. Faguo Hanxue 法國漢學 [FrenchSinology] 11: 23-35.

32. Rowan Flad and Pochan Chen (2006). The Archaeology of the Sichuan Basin and Surrounding Areas during the Neolithic Period. In Salt Archaeology in China: Ancient Salt Production and Landscape Archaeology in the Upper Yangzi Basin: Preliminary Studies, Vol. 1, ed. by Li Shuicheng and Lothar von Falkenhausen, pp. 183-259. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe.

33. Yuan Jing and Rowan Flad (2006). Research on Early Horse Domestication in China. In Equids in Time and Space, ed. by Marjan Mashkour, pp. 124-131. Oxford: Oxbow.

34. Department of Archaeology, Peking University; Institute of Archaeology, UCLA; Chengdu Municipal Institute of Archaeology; Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama (2006). Report on the Preliminary Field Season in 1999. In Salt Archaeology in China: Ancient Salt Production and Landscape Archaeology in the Upper Yangzi Basin: Preliminary Studies, Vol. 1, ed. by Li Shuicheng and Lothar von Falkenhausen, pp. 31-113. Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe.

35. Rowan Flad (2005). Zooarchaeology at Zhongba – Evaluating Fish and Meat-Salting in the Prehistoric Three Gorges, China. Journal of Field Archaeology 30 (3): 231-253.

36. Rowan Flad, Jiping Zhu, Changsui Wang, Pochan Chen, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Zhibin Sun, Shuicheng Li (2005). Archaeological and Chemical Evidence for Early Salt Production in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102 (35): 12618-12622. (August 30, 2005).

37. Yuan Jing and Rowan Flad (2005). New Zooarchaeological Evidence for Changes in Shang Dynasty Animal Sacrifice. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 24 (3): 252-270. (May 13, 2005).

38. Rowan Flad (2003). Xin Jiniya, Eganda ji Xi Luoma diguo de yanye shengchan, jiaohuan ji xiaofei – Chongqing diqu xian Qin shiqi yanye shengchan de bijiao yanjiu 新幾內亞、 烏干達及西羅馬帝國的鹽業生產、交換及消費— 重慶地區先秦時期鹽業生產的比較研究 (Salt Production, Exchange, and Consumption in New Guinea, Uganda, and the Western Roman Empire – Comparative Examples for Contemplating Pre-Qin Salt Production in Chongqing). Yanyeshi yanjiu 鹽業史研究
(Research on Salt Production History) 2003 (1): 95-104.

39. Yuan Jing and Rowan Flad (2003). Two Issues Concerning Ancient Domesticated Horses in China. Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 75: 111-127.

40. Yuan Jing and Rowan Flad (2002). Pig Domestication in Ancient China. Antiquity 76 (293): 724-732.

41. Rowan Flad (2001). Ritual or Structure? Analysis of Burial Elaboration at Dadianzi, Inner Mongolia. Journal of East Asian Archaeology 3 (3-4): 23-52.

BOOK REVIEWS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
1. Rowan Flad (2018) Centers and Peripheries in Ancient China. Landscape: NTU Research and Development

2. Rowan Flad (2017) What is the Origin of the Silk Road and Why Does it Matter? The China Questions 哈佛论中国, edited by Michael Szonyi and Jennifer Rudolph, Pp. 237-243. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

3. Rowan Flad (2017) Notes from the Field: Archaeology in NW China. Harvard Magazine

4. Rowan Flad (2016) Obituary: Pochan Chen 陳伯楨 October 29, 1973 – June 28, 2015. Asian Perspectives 55(1):120-126.

5. Brunson, Katherine, Li, Zhipeng, & Flad, Rowan K. (2016) "Oracle Bones in East Asia.” Katherine Brunson, Zhipeng Li, Rowan Flad (Eds.). Released:2016-04-04. Open Context.
<http://opencontext.org/projects/27e90af3-6bf7-4da1-a1c3-7b2f744e8cf7> DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.6078/M74B2Z7J

6. Fu Luowen 傅罗文 [Rowan Flad] (2016) Cong xifang dao dongfang: Haiyang haoku de yici penjian 从西方到东方:海洋考古的一次碰见 (From West to East: An unexpected encounter with Maritime Archaeology). Nanfang wenwu 南方文物 [Cultural Relics of the South] 2016(3):199-200.

7. Rowan Flad (2016) Forward. Early Navigation in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Maritime Archaeological Perspective, edited by Chunming Wu, Pp. v-ix. Springer Press.

8. Rowan Flad (2016) Recent Research on the Archaeology of the Tibetan Plateau and Surrounding Areas. Archaeological Research in Asia 5:1-3.

9. Rowan Flad (2015) Salt. In The Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia, edited by Mary Beaudry and Karen Metheny, pp. 447-448. Alta Mira Press.

10. Rowan Flad (2015). Jiuquan Sanbadongzi yizhi chutu dongqu guge fenxi yanjiu 酒泉三坝洞子遗址出土动物骨骼分析研究 (Analysis of animal bones excavated at the site of Sanbadongzi in Jiuquan). In Ganguya mudi 干骨崖墓地 [The Ganguya Cemetery], by Li Shuicheng, pp. 71-75. Beijing:
Kexue chubanshe.

11. Rowan Flad (2013). Review of Prehistoric Societies on the Northern Frontiers of China: Archaeological Perspectives on Identity Formation and Economic Change during the First
Millennium BCE, by Gideon Shelach. Asian Perspectives 51(1):134-138.

12. Chengdu Pingyuan Guoji Kaogu Diaochadui 成都平原国际考古调查队 (2012). Songjiaheba – Chengdu Pingyuan qingtong shidai xiaoxing juluo de tianye diaocha, fajue ji diqiu wuli kantan 宋家河坝──成都平原青铜时代小型聚落的田野调查,发掘及地球物理勘探 (Songjiaheba - Survey, geophyiscs and excavation at a small-scale Bronze Age settlement in the Chengdu Plain). Chengdu wenwu 成都文物 [Cultural relics of Chengdu] 2012(1)

13. D’Alpoim Guedes, J., Reich, D., Herzfeld, M., Patterson, N., Bestor, T., Lieberman, D., Comaross, J., Flad, R., Carrasco, D., Shattuck-Heidorn, H., Lamberg-Karlovsky, K., Comaroff, J., Meadow, R., Liebmann, M., Urton, G., Pilbeam, D., Kleinman, A., Good, B. (2012). Response to Ashraf and Galor ‘The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity and Comparative Economic Development’ (October 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2155060 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2155060.

14. Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, Peter D. Clift (2012). Preface. In Climates, Landscapes and Civilizations, edited by Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, Peter D. Clift, pp. vii-ix. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.

15. Rowan Flad (2010). Archaeology in China’s Three Gorges. In World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through time, by Michael Chazan, pp. 326-327. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

16. Rowan Flad (2009). Comment on Rod Campbell’s “Networks and Boundaries Approach to Early Complex Polities: the Late Shang Case." Current Anthropology 50(6):840-841.

17. Rowan Flad (2009). Archaeology in Central and Southwest China: Travels in Guizhou. Symbols Spring, 2009:16-20.

18. Horsley, T.J., Flad, R.K., Bennett, G.P., Li, S., Jiang, Zh. and Chen, P. (2009). Investigating ancient landscapes and settlement patterns in the Chengdu Plain, Sichuan, China. Extended abstract in ArcheoSciences, revue d’archéométrie, supplément 33: 187-190.

19. Rowan Flad (2008). New Research Exploring the Origins of Sanxingdui. Backdirt: Annual Review of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology 2008: 30-31.

20. Rowan Flad (2007). Review: Excavating Asian History: Interdisciplinary Studies in Archaeology and History, edited by Norman Yoffee and Bradley L. Crowell. Journal of Asian Studies 66(4): 1105-1107.

21. Rowan Flad (2007). Xinglongwa Jades and the Genesis of Value in Northeast China. In Yuqi qiyuan tansuo – Xinglongwa yuqi yanjiu yu tulu 玉器起源探索- 興隆洼玉器研究與圖錄 [The origins of Chinese jade culture –Xinglongwa jades research and catalogue], edited by Deng Cong and Liu Guoxiang, pp. 224-234. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.

22. Li Shuicheng and Rowan Flad (2007). Zhongguo de yanye kaogu ji qi qianli 中國的鹽業考古及其潛力 (Salt archaeology and its potential in China). In Shijie wenhua de dongya 世界文化的東亞視角 [East Asia’s View on World Culture], pp. 393-403. Beijing: Peking University Press.

23. Rowan Flad (2006). Review: Archaeology of Asia, edited by Miriam Stark. American Anthropologist 108 (4): 923-924.

24. Tom Wake and Rowan Flad (1999). Identification and Analysis of Vertebrate Faunal Remains from CA-RIV-1974, Riverside Co., California. Report Submitted to CRM Associates, Riverside, CA.

SUBMITTED / UNDER REVIEW
LeLe Ren, GuangHui Dong, HaiMing Li, Dave Rhode, Rowan K. Flad, GuoQiang Li, Ying Yang, ZhongXin Wang, LinHai Cai, XiaoYan Ren, Dongju Zhang, FaHu Chen (n.d.) Dating Human Settlement in the East-Central Tibetan Plateau During the Late Holocene. Submitted to Radiocarbon X. X. Zhang, X.T. Wu, Z.Y. Jin, R.K.Flad, Q.Q. Lv, X.M. Xue, A.C. Fan, J. Burton, F. Huang, L.Y. Yan (n.d.)

Human Sacrifice, Salt Resources, and the Emergence of Complex Societies in North China: Isotopic Studies of Population Movement at Qingliangsi. In Preparation. Hung Lingyu 洪玲玉, Wu Haosen 伍浩森, Ha Ke 哈克, Zhou Jing 周静, Wang Hui 王辉, Chen Bozhen 陈伯桢, Li Shuicheng 李水城, Fu Luowen 傅罗文 (n.d.) Qijiaping: Qijia wenhua dianxing yizhi yanjiu de xin jinzhan 齐家坪:齐家文化典型遗址研究的新进展 (Qijiaping: Recent developments in the investigation of the type site of the Qijia culture). Submitted to Kaogu yu wenwu 考古与文物

Li Shuicheng and Rowan Flad (n.d.) Salt Archaeology in China. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, edited by C. Smith and J. Smith, pp. TBD. New York: Springer Press. Rowan Flad (n.d.) Salt Technology in Ancient China: Transitions and Continuities. In XXXV Coloquio de Antropología e Historia Regionales “El Pasado Tecnológico: Cambio y Persistencia,” edited by ¿?, pp. TBD.

Yitzchak Jaffe and Rowan Flad. (n.d.) Prehistoric globalizing processes in the Tao River Valley, Gansu, China? In Ancient Globalizations and people ‘without’ history, edited by Nicole Boivin and Michael Frachetti, pp. TBD. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fu Luowen 傅罗文 (Rowan Flad) (n.d.) (Guanghan to Chengdu: Sacrifice During a Major Transition in Early Shu History). Zhongguo shehui kexuebao 中國社會科學報 [China social science weekly].

Op-Eds

Digging Deep into Chinese History, Harvard Magazine, July 2017

Media Mentions

Chinese Pottery: The First Five Millennia, Harvard Magazine, June 2016

Geologists Find Evidence of China’s Great Flood, Scientific American, August 2016

Archaeologists Uncover Another Branch of the Silk Road, Scientific American, April 2016

An academic reality show, Harvard Gazette, November 2015

Rosenberg, John S. (2016). Chinese Pottery: The First Five Millennia. Harvard Magazine June 16, 2016.

Qiu, Jane (2016). Silk Road Heads for the Hills. Scientific American. April 1, 2016

Interview on “Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology with Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein” for VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. April 9. 2014

Interview on Ancient Central China for “New Books in East Asian Studies” 2013

Interview on Salt Production and Social Hierarchy in Ancient China for “New Books in East Asian Studies”, 2011

“Treasure Tomb of the Warrior Queen” National Geographic TV presentation, 2010.

The Search for China’s Roots. Harvard University Gazette CVI (5):6-7. (Nov. 4-17, 2010)

Kan, M. 2010 From Anyang to Qin Shi Huang: is This the Golden Age of Archaeology in China? Heritage Key

Lawler, A. 2009. Archaeologists Raise The Old With the New. Science 325:936-940.

Lawler, A. 2009. Beyond the Yellow River: How China Became China. Science 325:930-935.

Dongfei shaiyan ren 東非曬鹽人 (The salt-evaporators of Eastern Africa). Wenming 文明 [Civilization] April 2009.

What Lies Beneath, The Treasures Untold. US-China Today (05/07/2009).

Anthropology News. Grant Recipients (March 2009)

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