Dr Peter Jia

PhD, MA
ARC Senior Research Associate

Member of China Studies Centre

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2469
Fax +61 2 9351 3918

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Research interests

Prehistoric subsistence economy in northern China, cultural interaction between east and west

Current projects

ARC discovery project “The Silk Roads in the Bronze Age: critical links between Eurasia and China”

Selected grants

2011

  • The later histroy of China: new advances in socio-cultural and scientific analysis; Jia W; DVC Research/Bridging Support Fellowship.

2009

  • Crossing borders: The Use and Distribution of Volcanic Glass Artefacts in Northeast Asia; Doelman T, Jia W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • East meets West: an archaeological study of early contact between China and Eurasia; Jia W; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Awards.

2007

  • East meets West: an archaeological study of early contact between China and Eurasia; Betts A, Wu Y, Wu X; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Jia, W. (2007). Transition from Foraging to Farming in Northeast China. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Book Chapters

  • Jia, W. (2011). Searching for indigenous cultures - analysing some early Bronze Age and late Neolithic sites in Xinjiang, China. In X Chen (Eds.), A Lifetime of Archaeology: Collection of Archaeological Studies in Memory of Professor An Zhimin, (pp. 299-312). Beijing: Relics Press.

Journals

  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Cong, D., Jia, X., Doumani Dupuy, P. (2017). Adunqiaolu: new evidence for the Andronovo in Xinjiang, China. Antiquity, 91(357), 621-639. [More Information]
  • Zhang, J., Lu, H., Jia, W., Flad, R., Wu, N., Betts, A. (2017). Cultivation strategies at the ancient Luanzagangzi settlement on the easternmost Eurasian steppe during the late Bronze Age. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany.
  • Caspari, G., Betts, A., Jia, W. (2017). The Bronze Age in the Western Tianshan, China: A new model for determining seasonal use of sites. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14, 12-20. [More Information]
  • Doelman, T., Jia, W., Torrence, R., Popov, V. (2014). Remains of a puzzle: the distribution of volcanic glass artifacts from sources in northeast China and Far East Russia. Lithic Technology, 39(2), 81-95. [More Information]
  • Betts, A., Jia, W., Dodson, J. (2014). The origins of wheat in China and potential pathways for its introduction: A review. Quaternary International, 348, 158-168. [More Information]
  • Jia, W., Doelman, T., Torrence, R., Glascock, M. (2013). New pieces: the acquisition and distribution of volcanic glass sources in northeast China during the Holocene. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(2), 971-982. [More Information]
  • Jia, P. (2011). Commentary: A critical review of environmental archaeology in Northeast China. Asian Perspectives, 50(1-2), 70-90. [More Information]
  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Wu, X. (2011). New evidence for Bronze Age agricultural settlements in the Zhunge'er (Junggar) Basin, China. Journal of Field Archaeology, 36(4), 269-280. [More Information]
  • Betts, A., Jia, W. (2010). A Re-analysis of the Qiemu'erqieke (Shamirshak) Cemeteries, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Indo-European Studies, 38(3 & 4), 275-317.
  • Jia, W. (2010). Methodology of environmental reconstruction and the Holocene environment in the southeast region of northeast China. Huaxia Kaogu, 4, 136-145.
  • Jia, W., Doelman, T., Chen, C., Zhao, H., Lin, S., Torrence, R., Glascock, M. (2010). Moving Sources: A Preliminary Study of Volcanic Glass Artifact Distributions in Northeast China using PXRF. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(7), 1670-1677. [More Information]
  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Wu, X. (2009). Prehistoric archaeology in the Zhunge'er (Junggar) Basin, Xinjiang, China. Eurasian Prehistory, 6(1-2), 167-198.
  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Wu, X. (2008). Review of the late prehistoric archaeology in Zhungeer Basin, China. Xinjiangwenwu, (1-2), 35-54.
  • Jia, W. (2008). Transition to farming, model and application: northeast China perspective. Before Farming, 4(12), 1-21.
  • Jia, W. (2005). Review of "Settlement pattern research in the Americas, past, present and future". Huaxia Kaogu, 1, 102-107.
  • Jia, W., Willey, G. (2004). The Viru Valley project and settlement archaeology, some reminiscences and ontemporary comments. Huaxia Kaogu, 1(2004), 66-89.
  • Jia, W. (2003). The method of settlement pattern archaeology. Zhongyuan Wen Wu, (1), 82-88.

Conferences

  • Jia, W., Tao, G., Shen, Z. (2003). Preliminary report of field observation in northeast China. "Century to Century" Conference of Archaeology in Eastern Pacific, Russia: Institute of Archeology and ethnography SO RAN.
  • Jia, W. (2003). The problem of the term "Neolithic" in the archaeology of northeast China. "Century to Century" Conference of Archaeology in Eastern Pacific, Russia: Institute of Archeology and ethnography SO RAN.

2017

  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Cong, D., Jia, X., Doumani Dupuy, P. (2017). Adunqiaolu: new evidence for the Andronovo in Xinjiang, China. Antiquity, 91(357), 621-639. [More Information]
  • Zhang, J., Lu, H., Jia, W., Flad, R., Wu, N., Betts, A. (2017). Cultivation strategies at the ancient Luanzagangzi settlement on the easternmost Eurasian steppe during the late Bronze Age. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany.
  • Caspari, G., Betts, A., Jia, W. (2017). The Bronze Age in the Western Tianshan, China: A new model for determining seasonal use of sites. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14, 12-20. [More Information]

2014

  • Doelman, T., Jia, W., Torrence, R., Popov, V. (2014). Remains of a puzzle: the distribution of volcanic glass artifacts from sources in northeast China and Far East Russia. Lithic Technology, 39(2), 81-95. [More Information]
  • Betts, A., Jia, W., Dodson, J. (2014). The origins of wheat in China and potential pathways for its introduction: A review. Quaternary International, 348, 158-168. [More Information]

2013

  • Jia, W., Doelman, T., Torrence, R., Glascock, M. (2013). New pieces: the acquisition and distribution of volcanic glass sources in northeast China during the Holocene. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(2), 971-982. [More Information]

2011

  • Jia, P. (2011). Commentary: A critical review of environmental archaeology in Northeast China. Asian Perspectives, 50(1-2), 70-90. [More Information]
  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Wu, X. (2011). New evidence for Bronze Age agricultural settlements in the Zhunge'er (Junggar) Basin, China. Journal of Field Archaeology, 36(4), 269-280. [More Information]
  • Jia, W. (2011). Searching for indigenous cultures - analysing some early Bronze Age and late Neolithic sites in Xinjiang, China. In X Chen (Eds.), A Lifetime of Archaeology: Collection of Archaeological Studies in Memory of Professor An Zhimin, (pp. 299-312). Beijing: Relics Press.

2010

  • Betts, A., Jia, W. (2010). A Re-analysis of the Qiemu'erqieke (Shamirshak) Cemeteries, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Indo-European Studies, 38(3 & 4), 275-317.
  • Jia, W. (2010). Methodology of environmental reconstruction and the Holocene environment in the southeast region of northeast China. Huaxia Kaogu, 4, 136-145.
  • Jia, W., Doelman, T., Chen, C., Zhao, H., Lin, S., Torrence, R., Glascock, M. (2010). Moving Sources: A Preliminary Study of Volcanic Glass Artifact Distributions in Northeast China using PXRF. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(7), 1670-1677. [More Information]

2009

  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Wu, X. (2009). Prehistoric archaeology in the Zhunge'er (Junggar) Basin, Xinjiang, China. Eurasian Prehistory, 6(1-2), 167-198.

2008

  • Jia, W., Betts, A., Wu, X. (2008). Review of the late prehistoric archaeology in Zhungeer Basin, China. Xinjiangwenwu, (1-2), 35-54.
  • Jia, W. (2008). Transition to farming, model and application: northeast China perspective. Before Farming, 4(12), 1-21.

2007

  • Jia, W. (2007). Transition from Foraging to Farming in Northeast China. Oxford: Archaeopress.

2005

  • Jia, W. (2005). Review of "Settlement pattern research in the Americas, past, present and future". Huaxia Kaogu, 1, 102-107.

2004

  • Jia, W., Willey, G. (2004). The Viru Valley project and settlement archaeology, some reminiscences and ontemporary comments. Huaxia Kaogu, 1(2004), 66-89.

2003

  • Jia, W., Tao, G., Shen, Z. (2003). Preliminary report of field observation in northeast China. "Century to Century" Conference of Archaeology in Eastern Pacific, Russia: Institute of Archeology and ethnography SO RAN.
  • Jia, W. (2003). The method of settlement pattern archaeology. Zhongyuan Wen Wu, (1), 82-88.
  • Jia, W. (2003). The problem of the term "Neolithic" in the archaeology of northeast China. "Century to Century" Conference of Archaeology in Eastern Pacific, Russia: Institute of Archeology and ethnography SO RAN.

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