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Cheng LiuCohort 2019


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


Cheng Liu is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University. He has a wide range of research interests across Old World prehistory, hunter-gatherer societies, lithic analysis, and cultural evolution. For his dissertation project, he is trying to identify the differences between demic diffusion, cultural diffusion, and convergence as seen in the generation of highly similar stone artifacts at the assemblage level through computational modeling and experimental archaeology. Prior to joining Emory, Cheng completed his BA at Wuhan University, China and MA at the University of Haifa, Israel, both in archaeology, during which he has been involved in multiple excavation and survey projects ranging from the Middle Paleolithic to the 20th century. His work has appeared in several peer-reviewed archaeology and interdisciplinary journals, including Journal of Anthropological ArchaeologyPLoS ONE, and Mitekufat Haeven: Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society.

Advisor: Dr. Stout