China: Panlongcheng Excavation (IFR)

Location: Pan Long Cheng, Huangpi District, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Session Dates: June 23-July 28,2024

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Institute for Field Research (IFR), Wuhan University, Panlongcheng Site Museum

Project Director:
Prof. Changping Zhang & Dr. Zhuo Sun

Project Description:

The Panlongcheng site is an urban settlement in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River dating to the early Bronze Age (1600-1300BC), and is also a national cultural heritage park. In the upcoming years, a five-week summer archaeological field school and research program at Panlongcheng will focus on the landscape and environment, the daily life of the settlement, and the nature of resource utilization and social organization at the site. Students will conduct field excavations and data analysis at Panlongcheng to gain an in-depth understanding of the characteristics and development of the early bronze civilization in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, and will join special research projects on pottery and stone tools, remote sensing archaeology, and zooarchaeology. Students will not only learn to master the general methods of modern field archaeology, but also understand the role of fieldwork as a catalyst for research and its significance to the local community, laying the foundation for future research-oriented fieldwork.

Period(s) of Occupation: Early Bronze Age

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
During the period of the field school, students and staff will live at the Jinjiang Inn Select (hotel) near the Panlongcheng site. Students will be housed in double rooms with attached bathrooms. Food is provided Monday to Saturday (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Breakfast for participants will be provided by the hotel in the hotel restaurant, while lunch and dinner will be provided by the cafeteria of the archaeological workstation at the Panlongcheng site. The daily diet in Wuhan is heavily based on rice, noodles, and vegetables. Specialized diets (vegan, kosher, etc.) are not very easy to maintain in this location. We will try to be as flexible as possible and offer some special diets, but you need to let us know in advance.

Academic Credit:
8 semester (12 quarter)

Contact Information:

Institute for Field Research

1855 Industrial Street, Unit 106

Los Angeles



United States

Phone: 4242091173

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