Peng Peng came to Princeton from Peking University, where he earned a B.A. (2008) and an M.A. (2011), with extensive experience in archaeology. He participated in the excavations at the Marsal site (Lorraine, France) and spent nearly half a year working at the Bronze Age salt-producing site at Shuangwangcheng (Shandong Province), China. In 2008, he took part in the Chengdu Plain Archaeological Survey Project organized by Harvard University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Peking University.
He has given presentations and published articles on a variety of topics, including Chinese bronzes, salt archaeology, the origins of agriculture, archaeological methodology, and Chinese local beliefs. At the Annual Conference of the Society of American Archaeology (SAA) ion Honolulu in April 2013, he gave a paper titled “Was Lost-wax Casting Practiced in Bronze Age China? A Case Study of the Rim Openwork Appendage of the Bronze Zun-Pan Set in the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng,” He is also interested in ancient civilizations besides China, including ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica.
His current academic interest lies in the study of Chinese ancient bronzes, especially the Hanzhong bronzes of present-day southern Shaanxi province in the Early Bronze Age.
“Shilun Jindong Diqu de Nongye Qiyuan” 试论近东地区的农业起源—以植物的栽培和驯化为中心 (On the Origins of Agriculture in the Near East: Cultivation and Domestication of Plants),” Sichuan Wenwu 四川文物 (Sichuan Antiquity, published by the Sichuan Provincial Institute for Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Chengdu) 3 (2012).
“Lubei Laizhouwan Yanan Shangzhou Shiqi Zhiyan Gongyi Chutan 鲁北莱州湾沿岸商周时期制盐工艺初探 (A Preliminary Exploration on the Salt-producing Craft in the Region around Laizhou Bay in the Northern Shandong Province),” Nanfang Wenwu 南方文物 (Relics from South, published by the Jiangxi Provincial Museum and the Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute of Jiangxi Province) (2012/1).
“Muzang Dengji Fenxi zhong Yizhong Lianghua Fangfa de Sikao: yi Dadianzi MudiWeili” 墓葬等级分析中一种量化方法的思考—以大甸子墓地为例 (Considerations on a Quantitative Method for Mortuary Analysis by the Example of the Dadianzi大甸子 Cemetery),” Bianjiang Kaogu Yanjiu 邊疆考古研究 (Research of China’s Frontier Archaeology, published by the Research Center of Chinese Frontier Archaeology in Jilin University, Changchun) 10 (2011).
“Guanyu Chifeng Quyu Kaogu Diaocha zhong ‘Xiaocaijidian’ Xingzhi de yige Sikao 关于赤峰区域考古调查中“小采集点”性质的一个思考 (Considerations on the Nature of the ‘Small Collections’ in the Regional Archaeological Survey of Chifeng),” Xibu Kaogu 西部考古 (Western Archaeology, published by the Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Research Center of the Northwest University, Xi’an) 5 (2011).
With Jang Ah Reum, “Shuishuxiansheng he ‘Guishi’: Shuizu Shehui zhong Liangzhong Shenfen de Bijiao 水书先生"和"鬼师"—水族社会中两种身份的比较 (Shuishuxiansheng and ‘Guishi’: A Comparison of Two Identities in the Society of Shui Nationality),” Zhongguo Renleixue Pinglun 中國人類學評論 (Chinese Review of Anthropology, published by the Beijing Central University for Nationalities of Ethnology and Anthropology) 19 (2011).
“Faguo Kaogu Manyi” 法国考古漫忆 (A Memory about the Excavation in France),” Zhongguo Wenwubao 中國文物報 (China Cultural Relics News, published by the Chinese State Cultural Relics Bureau, Beijing) (4 January 2008).
Lothar von Falkenhausen, Chinese Society in the Age of Confucius (1000–250 BC), chapters 1–3 (Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Press, forthcoming).
Martin Hees, “Prehistoric Salt Production in Southwest Germany,” in Zhongguo Yanye Kaogu 中國鹽業考古 (Salt Archaeology in China), vol. 2, ed. Shuicheng Li and Lothar von Falkenhausen (Beijing: Science Press, 2010) (from English to Chinese).
Laurent Olivier, “The ‘Briquetage de la Seille’ (Moselle, France): An Iron-Age Proto-Industrial Salt-Extraction Center,” in Zhongguo Yanye Kaogu 中 國鹽業考古 (Salt Archaeology in China), vol. 2, ed. Shuicheng Li and Lothar von Falkenhausen (Beijing: Science Press, 2010) (from English to Chinese).
Laurent Olivier and Joseph Kovacik, “The ‘Briquetage de la Seille’ (Lorraine, France): Proto-industrial Salt Production in the European Iron Age,” translated by Zhang Ying and Peng Peng, in Nanfang Wenwu 南方文物 (Relics from South, published by the Jiangxi Provincial Museum and the Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute of Jiangxi Province) (2008/1) (from English to Chinese).