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Research Overview


  • My research focuses on examining the changing technological capacities of our human ancestors through flaked stone artefacts. To understand the interaction between past human behaviour and the shifting environmental conditions, I employ experimentation and modelling to understand the range of decisions involved in the production, selection and transport of Palaeolithic stone artefacts by past mobile groups. I am also interested in exploring the effects of socio-cultural processes, such as mobility, territoriality and cultural transmission, on stone artefact variability. I undertake field research in north China and eastern Indonesia.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Chronology, Palaeolithic and Environmental Studies of the Xiqiaoshan Site, South China Hu, Yue
    Doctor of Philosophy Understanding the Early Middle Stone Age of the Southern African Interior O'Driscoll, Corey

Keywords


  • Paleolithic archaeology; Late Pleistocene hominin evolution; Human-environment interaction; Stone artefacts; Archaeological method and theory; Experimentation; Modelling; Statistical applications

Full Name


  • Sam Chieh-Heng Lin

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research focuses on examining the changing technological capacities of our human ancestors through flaked stone artefacts. To understand the interaction between past human behaviour and the shifting environmental conditions, I employ experimentation and modelling to understand the range of decisions involved in the production, selection and transport of Palaeolithic stone artefacts by past mobile groups. I am also interested in exploring the effects of socio-cultural processes, such as mobility, territoriality and cultural transmission, on stone artefact variability. I undertake field research in north China and eastern Indonesia.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Chronology, Palaeolithic and Environmental Studies of the Xiqiaoshan Site, South China Hu, Yue
    Doctor of Philosophy Understanding the Early Middle Stone Age of the Southern African Interior O'Driscoll, Corey

Keywords


  • Paleolithic archaeology; Late Pleistocene hominin evolution; Human-environment interaction; Stone artefacts; Archaeological method and theory; Experimentation; Modelling; Statistical applications

Full Name


  • Sam Chieh-Heng Lin

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