The investigation of past cultures of the region of Asia through the study and scientific analysis of material remains (i.e., osteological, artifactual, architectural, etc.).

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The Alekseev Manuscript
A lecture by the distinguished Soviet scholar Valery Alexeev at Harvard University in 1991 on the state of archaeology in the former USSR and description of the physical and political geography of Eurasia.
Ancient Jewelry from Central Asia
Provides a short history of research of jewelry art in Central Asia from 400 BC to 400 AD.
Artistic Features of Jewelry Art from Central Asia (IV BC - IV AD)
Attempts to identify the unique artistic features of jewelry and draw conclusions based on differences in the quality of articles from various treasures.
Institute of History and Philology
Academia Sinica, a Taiwanese institute, describes its research departments on history, linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, and the Chinese writing systems.
New Light On A Forgotten Past
Synopsis of the book written by Wilhelm G. Solheim II which re-examines established beliefs on ancient horticulture, bronze casting, migration, and other aspects after new discoveries in southeast Asia.
Semthan: The Prehistoric Period of Kashmir
Synopsis of investigation into Kashmir prehistory, revealing Greek influence and discoveries of important relics.
The Sintashta Culture and Some Questions of Indo-European Origins
This theory proposes a local development of East-European cultures from Enaeolithic to Pit-grave culture, Catacomb culture, Timber-grave (or Srubnaya) culture and Andronovo culture, which migrated south to India. [PDF]
South Asian Archaeology 1999
A report from the IIAS Newsletter on the 15th South Asian Archaeology Conference for the exchange of new ideas, and latest results of excavation and research by archaeologists and art historians working on South Asia and the Silk Road region.
Southeast Asian Archaeology Bibliographic Database
An interactive bibliographic database devoted to scholarly research pertaining to Southeast Asian archaeology and anthropology.
The Spice Routes
Details on the ancient spice routes between Southeast Asia and Africa.
Xinhua - Chinese, Japanese Started Prehistoric Exchanges 7,000 Years Ago
Explores the conclusions of a conference of Asian scholars and archaeologists that cultural exchanges occurred on a route from northeast China through Russian areas to Japan over 7,000 years ago. (October 11, 2003)
BBC - Origin of Dogs Traced
Explores how virtually all dogs evolved from just a handful of wolves tamed by humans living in or near China less than 15,000 years ago. (November 22, 2002)

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