Associate professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

My research interest mainly focuses on bone diagenesis, palaeodietary reconstruction and agricultural archaeology.

Bone diagenesis: XRD and Raman spectra were used to monitor the contamination of ancient human bones in Chinese Neolithic sites. Moreover, the try to remove the contaminants after a series of treatment to contaminated bone was also investigated.

Palaeodietary reconstruction in China: Elemental analysis and stable isotopic analysis on human bones in Chinese Neolithic sites were used to reconstruct the palaeodiet and palaeoclimate.

Agricultural archaeology: Stable isotopic analysis on wild boar and domestic pigs was undertaken to investigate the dietary variation after the domestication.

In Leipzig, I will extend my scope further to Chinese Palaeolithic and try to reconstruct the palaeodiet and plaeoenvironment during human evolution.