New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged
Archaeologists have made a discovery in southern subtropical China which could revolutionise thinking about how ancient humans lived in the region.
Foxtail millet genome sequence completed
BGI, in cooperation with Zhangjiakou Academy of Agricultural Science, has completed the genome sequence and analysis of foxtail millet (Setaria italica), the second-most widely planted species of millet. This study provid ...
The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China
In the first exhibition of its kind, the Fitzwilliam Museum will relate the story of the quest for immortality and struggle for imperial legitimacy in ancient Chinas Han Dynasty.
New Bird Fossil Hints at More Undiscovered Chinese Treasures
(PhysOrg.com) -- The study of Mesozoic birds and the dinosaur-bird transition is one of the most exciting and vigorous fields in vertebrate paleontology today. A newly described bird from the Jehol Biota of ...
Archaeologists amend the written history of China's first emperor
The exploits of China's first emperor, Qui Shihauangdi, are richly documented in 2,000-year-old records of his conquests across eastern China. His reign was indeed noteworthy - he is responsible for initiating construction ...
Surprising find: Medieval China was religious melting pot
(PhysOrg.com) -- Though it has gained a reputation for being closed off to the outside world, new research shows China has a long history of multiculturalism that extends back to the dynastic era.