Hi, I’m Gong Yangmin and I’m from Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China. From 2002 to 2009 I studied Archaeology in Sichuan University, and now currently work as an archaeologist in Chengdu Archaeology and Cultural Relics Research Institute. As a visiting scholar at the Center for American Archeology, I come to the field programs of the Center for American Archeology this year mainly to understand field methods and the use of geophysics in archaeological research. The geophysics is very useful on the sites and cemeteries which can’t be excavated. It’s cheap and helpful in getting much information about the site’s area, depth and position. It is especially useful for interpreting human culture which contain stone artifacts. I think the geophysics will be used more and more as the days go by.
I excavated several prehistoric sites and many cemeteries from Han to Tang dynasty of China. Joining in the various CAA field programs will improve our methods, skills and ways.
I’m glad to know you and hope for this blog to become a place of valuable archaeological exchange.