Bio


Yahui He is a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, specializing in Chinese archaeology. Her research interests include human-plant relationship, food production and consumption, and their discourses in sociopolitical dimensions of prehistoric China. Most recently, her field and laboratory work has been oriented to foodways in the Northern Zone of China (northern Shannxi and south-central Inner Mongolia) during the Neolithic period by employing archaeobotanical approaches. In addition, she has been engaged in collaborative projects from other regions in China and beyond (Erlitou, Taiwan, Honduras, etc.) and a series of experimental studies.

Education & Certifications


  • Master, Yale University, Archaeology Studies (2015)
  • Bachelor, Xiamen University, China, History, Archaeology track & Law (2013)

All Publications


  • "Proposing a toast" from the first urban center in the north Loess Plateau, China: Alcoholic beverages at Shimao JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHAEOLOGY He, Y., Liu, L., Sun, Z., Shao, J., Di, N. 2021; 64
  • 黄瓜山文化彩陶分析 (A study on the painted pottery from the Huangguashan Culture) 南方文物 (Cultural Relics in Southern China) He, Y. 2019; 6: 89-100