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Cheng LiuCohort 2019


  • MA, Archaeology, University of Haifa, 2019
  • BA, Archaeology, Wuhan University, 2016


Cheng Liu is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at Emory University. His research interests include Prehistoric Eurasia and Africa, hunter-gatherer societies, lithic analysis, and cultural evolution. For his dissertation project, he is trying to build a reference framework for inferring the reproduction of microlithic knapping technology within different communities of practice using a mixed-method approach that integrates experimental, ethnographic, and ethological analyses. Prior to joining Emory, Cheng completed his BA at Wuhan University, China and MA at the University of Haifa, Israel, both in archaeology. He has conducted multiple field and laboratory research projects in China, Israel, and Ethiopia, ranging from the Lower Paleolithic to the 20th century. His work has appeared in several peer-reviewed archaeology and interdisciplinary journals, including Evolutionary Anthropology, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Journal of Cognition and Culture, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Lithic Technology,  PLoS ONE, and Mitekufat Haeven: Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society.

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Advisor: Dr. Stout