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Yi WeiYi Wei

Yi Wei is a PhD student from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and now study in the department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

She is broadly interested in human evolution and behavioral adaptation in Middle and Late Paleolithic of China, particularly the subsistence strategy and the symbolic material culture in North China. Her previous research focus on the analysis of lithic artifacts from Zhoukoudian Locality 1, especially the use of bipolar technique and raw material utilization. Her doctoral research seeks to understand the origin and spread of symbolic behavior and modern cognition in Late Pleistocene China.

Wei has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Beijing and Guizhou, especially excavation in Zhoukoudian Loc.1 in China.


Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

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