Talent details

Name:Xiaoyan Yang
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201904/t20190417_5276511.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D. in Quaternary Geology, Peking University, China, 2003
B. E. in Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology, Hebei Geo University, China, 1997
2018.07-present Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China
2016.12-2018.06 Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, China
2006.02-2016.11 Associate Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, China
2014.08-2015.07 Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK
2013.07-2013.08 Visiting scholar, The Foundation for Archaeobotanical Research for Microfossils, USA
2012.03-2013.03 Honorary research fellow, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK
2010.09-2010.11 Senior visiting scholar, Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard University, USA
2007.11-2008.08 Postdoctoral fellow, Archaeobiology program, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, USA
2005.05-2006.02 Associate Professor, Department of Scientific History & Archaeometry, Graduate University of CAS, China
2003.07-2005.05 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Geology & Geophysics, CAS, China

Research Interest

Research Interests: Environmental Archaeology (Human-Environment Interactions) , Plant domestication, Agriculture origins and spreads
Research Fields: Environmental Archaeology (Human-Environment Interactions)

Selected Publications

Publications in the recent 5 years (2016-2020) (* corresponding author; # joint first authors; Including books and book chapters)
Part 1: 5 representative publications 
1. Ma, Z.K., Perry, L., Li, Q., Yang, X.Y.*, 2019. Morphological changes in starch grains after dehusking and grinding with stone tools. Scientific Reports. 9:2355.
2. Ma, Y.C., Yang, X.Y.*, Huan, X.J., Gao, Y., Wang, W.W., Li, Z., Ma, Z.K., Perry, L., Sun, G.P., Jiang, L.P., 2018. Multiple indicators of rice remains and the process of rice domestication: A case study in the lower Yangtze River region, China. PLoS ONE. 13(12):e0208104.
3. Yang, X.Y.*, Chen, Q.H., Ma, Y.C., Li, Z., Hung, H.C., Zhang, Q.L., Jin, Z.W., Liu, S.Q., Zhou, Z.Y., Fu, X.G., 2018. New radiocarbon and archaeobotanical evidence reveal the timing and route of southward dispersal of rice farming in south China. Science Bulletin. 63:1495-1501.
4. Yang, X.Y., Wu, W.X., Perry, L., Ma, Z.K., Bar-Yosef, O., Cohen, D.J., Zheng, H.B., Ge, Q.S., 2018. Critical role of climate change in plant selection and millet domestication in North China. Scientific Reports. 8:e7855.
5. Ma, Z.K., Yang, X.Y.*, Zhang, C., Sun, Y.G., Jia, X., 2016. Early millet use in West Liaohe area during early-middle Holocene. Science China Earth Sciences. 59:1554-1561.
Part 2: all other publications (exclude part 1)
1. Wang, Y.R., Gao, Y., Yang, J.S., Tan, Y.Y., Shargan, W., Zhang, S., Yang, X.Y.*, 2020. New evidence for early human habitation in Nyingchi Region, Southeastern Tibetan Plateau. The Holocene. Doi: 10.1177/0959683620970255
2. Gao, Y., Yang, J.S., Ma, Z.K., Tong, Y., Yang, X.Y.*, 2020. New evidence from the Qugong site in the central Tibetan Plateau for the prehistoric Highland Silk Road. The Holocene. Doi: 10.1177/0959683620941144
3. Ling, Z.Y., Yang, X.Y., Wang, Y.X., Wang, Y.R., Jin, J.H., Zhang, D.J., Chen, F.H., 2020. OSL chronology of the Liena archeological site in the Yarlung Tsangpo valley throws new light on human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau. The Holocene. 30(7):1043-1052.
4. Hu, G., Wang, P., Li, D.H., Huang, J.W., Wang, H.Y., Yang, X.Y., Zhang, J.F., Chen, J., Qiu, M.H., Zhang, A.M., Shi, L.F., 2020. Landscape change and its influence on human activities in Lhasa basin of central Tibetan plateau since the last deglacial. Quaternary International. 536:1-12..
5. Gao, Y., Dong, G.H., Yang, X.Y.*, Chen, F.H., 2020. A review on the spread of prehistoric agriculture from southern China to mainland Southeast Asia. Science China Earth Sciences. 615-625.
6. Li, K.K., Qin, X.G., Yang, X.Y., Xu, B., Zhang, L., Mu, G.J., Wei, D., Wang, C.X., Wu, Y., Tian, X.H., Lin, Y.C., Li, W., Liu, J.Q., Jiao, Y.X., 2018. Human activity during the late Pleistocene in the Lop Nur region,northwest China: Evidence from a buried stone artifact. Science China Earth Sciences. 61(11):1659-1668.
7. Jin, J.L., Wang, Y., Gao, D., Yuan, R.M., Yang, X.Y.*, 2018. New Evaluation Models of Newmark Displacement for Southwest China. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 108(4):2221-2236.
8. Zuo, X.X., Lu, H.Y., Jiang, L.P., Zhang, J.P., Yang, X.Y., Huan, X.J., He, K.Y., Wang, C., Wu, N.Q., 2017. Dating rice remains through phytolith carbon-14 study reveals domestication at the beginning of the Holocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(25):6486-6491.
9. Zhang, N.M., Dong, G.H., Yang, X.Y.*, Zuo, X.X., Li, H.K., Ren, L.L., Liu, H.G., Li, H., Min, R., Liu, X., Zhang, D.J., Chen, F.H., 2017. Diet reconstructed from an analysis of plant microfossils in human dental calculus from the Bronze Age site of Shilinggang, southwestern China. Journal of Archaeological Science. 83(4):41-48.
10. Ma, Z.K., Zhang, C., Li, Q., Perry, L., Yang, X.Y.*, 2017. Understanding the Possible Contamination of Ancient Starch Residues by Adjacent Sediments and Modern Plants in Northern China. Sustainability. 9(5):752.
11. Yang, X.Y.*, Wang, W.W., Zhuang, Y.J., Li, Z., Ma, Z.K., 2016. New radiocarbon evidence on early rice consumption and farming in South China. Holocene. 27:1045-1051.
12. Ma, Y.C., Yang, X.Y.*, Huan, X.J., Wang, W.W., Ma, Z.K., Li, Z., Sun, G.P., Jiang, L.P., Zhuang, Y.J., Lu, H.Y., 2016. Rice bulliform phytoliths reveal the process of rice domestication in the Neolithic Lower Yangtze River region. Quaternary International. 426:126-132.
13. Lu, H.Y., Zhang, J.P., Yang, Y.M., Yang, X.Y., Xu, B.Q., Yang, W.Z., Tong, T., Jin, S.B., Shen, C.M., Rao, H.Y., 2016. Earliest tea as evidence for one branch of the Silk Road across the Tibetan Plateau. Scientific Reports. 6:18955.