Dr. Sungjoo Lee

October 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm



Dr. Sungjoo Lee

Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

"The late prehistory of Northeast Asia"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 4:00pm with the Asian Studies Center, 4130 WWPH

Presented by the Asian Studies Center, Korea Council, the Dr. Chung Soo Yoo Korean Studies Endowment, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh

How have nationalist interpretations of Northeast Asian archaeology impacted academic research in Asia? Professor Sungjoo Lee explores this critical question by analyzing the current conceptualization of the Bronze Age in Korea. Current research in population dynamics and relocation of Bronze Age settlements, the construction of monumental burials, and the development of cultural environments are rapidly changing these politically-charged interpretations. His own research will illustrate how center-periphery relations of Northeast Asia were impacted by the rapid and compressive cultural changes in the late prehistory of Korea across the region.

Dr. Sungjoo Lee


Location and Address

4130 WWPH