The Third Chinese Archeology Conference Held in Sanmenxia


The Third Chinese Archeology Conference, organized by the Society of Chinese Archeology, the Institute of Archaeology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other units, opened in Sanmenxia city, Henan province on October 18, 2021. Scholars and experts from universities, research institutes, museums and other institutions attended the conference on site and online.

At the opening ceremony, the Top 100 Archaeological Findings of the Past 100 Years and the Outstanding Projects for the Protection and Display of Archaeological Sites were announced. 100 archaeological discoveries, including the Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian, the archaeological sites of Nihewan in Yangyuan, Hebei province, were selected as the Top 100 Archaeology Findings of the Past 100 Years. The five projects, namely the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Beijing, the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City in Yuhang, Zhejiang province, the Wanshouyan Site in Sanming, Fujian province, the Jinsha Site in Chengdu, Sichuan province, and the Mausoleum of the First Emperor of Qin, Shaanxi province, were listed as the Outstanding Projects for the Protection and Display of Archaeological Sites. The new archeological books of The Complete Collection of Painted Pottery Unearthed in China, A Century of Chinese Archaeology and the archaeological report Miaodigou Site in Sanmenxia were also unveiled.

After the opening ceremony, scholars and experts made keynote speeches on the history of the 100-year Chinese archaeology, the centennial archaeological discoveries and researches in Henan, mapping of the genetic evolution of Chinese populations with ancient genomes, Yangshao Culture and the origin of Chinese civilization, archaeological excavation of sacrificial pits at the Sanxingdui ruins and Chinese archeology in the new era. During the conference, various professional committees of the Society of Chinese Archeology held parallel sessions, and experts and scholars from archaeological and cultural institutions, universities, as well as experts and scholars from Hong Kong, Macao, and overseas regions communicated with each other online and on site. 23 public classes on archeology for the public were organized.

Source: Guangming Daily, The Paper