Facing Criticism Over Covid-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology

Voice of America

At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping brought up how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.


Central Asia's Ancient Silk Road Shaped Our Modern Diet, Study Shows

Atlas Obscura

The study is shifting the long-Eurocentric historical record, and has major implications for how archaeologists understand Central Asia.

Terracotta warrior figures

The Spirit of Taking: Chinese Tomb Raiders Learn from Online Archaeologists

Liang Chenyu

Grave robbers in central China are learning their trade from well-meaning amateurs over livestream platforms.

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