Wenxin Zhang

Thesis title: Violence along the ancient Silk Road: Bioarchaeological research on the human remains from three 1,000-100 BCE cemeteries in Turpan Basin, northwestern China

Background

I graduated from Jilin University, China with a Master's degree in Archaeology in 2018. Now I am doing my PhD research on injuries (especially the violence-related trauma) from populations in Late Bronze-Early Iron Age Turpan Basin, northwestern China through osteoarchaeological observation.

CV

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Qualifications

2018 MSc Archaeology, Jilin University

2015 BA History, Sichuan University

Undergraduate teaching

Demonstrator for BA course: The Human Skeleton in Archaeology and Forensic Science: Investigation Death and the Dead

Research summary

Human Osteoarchaeology; Paleopathology

Current research interests

trauma patterns of ancient populations

Past research interests

dietary reconstruction based on tooth wear and oral health indicators

Conference details

2019 W.X. Zhang, H.X. Cui, P.Z. Li, J.X. Li. Dental microwear analysis of the ancient population from Jiayi Cemetery, Northwestern China. The 88th Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), Cleveland, USA

2018 W.X. Zhang, A.Q. Wang, X.Y. Man, X.Z. Liao, S.Y. Yang, Y.Z. Xiong, X.F. Gao. Violence and Conflicts in the Eurasian Steppes: A Study on Cranial Trauma Among Three Bronze-Iron Age Populations from Turpan Basin, China. The 87th Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), Austin, USA

2017 T. Han, W.X. Zhang, X.Y. Man, A.Q. Wang, X.F. Gao. Dental Microwear Analysis and Diets of Dacaozi Ancient Population in Qinghai, China. The 82th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology (SAA), Vancouver, Canada 2016 W.X. Zhang, H.J. Zhao, Y.Z. Xiong. Traumatic Study on Human Skeletons of Slaves Found in the Graveyard on the South of Luoyang City in Eastern Han Dynasty. The 15th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Daqing, China

  1. Q.C. Zhang, W.X. Zhang. The Tooth Wear of the Bronze-Iron Age’s population from Jiayi cemetery in Turpan depression, Xinjiang Province. Acta Archaeologica Sinica, 2017(4): 438-456. (In Chinese)
  2. Q.C. Zhang, W.X. Zhang. Review of Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton (Second Edition). Acta Archaeologica Sinica, 2017(1): 143-144.(In Chinese)
  3. W.X. Zhang, Q.C. Zhang. Review of Tooth Development in Human Evolution and Bioarchaeology. Acta Archaeologica Sinica, 2016(4): 633-634. (In Chinese)
  4. W.X. Zhang, H.J. Zhao, Y.Z. Xiong. Traumatic Study on Human Skeletons of Slaves Found in the Graveyard on the South of Luoyang City in Eastern Han Dynasty. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2016: 167-174. (In Chinese)