SONG Guoding

Professor of Archaeology
Telephone: 0086-10-69671349
Address: 19A Yuquan Rd., Beijing China
Postcode: 100049

Research Areas

Chinese Archaeology (Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties); Field Archaeology; Research on Bronze Vessles; Research on Stone Tools; Remote Sensing Archaeology.


Ba. Beijing University, 1985


Working Experience 

12/ 2005 up to present time, Professor of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, UCAS.

01/ 2003-12/ 2003, Visiting Scholar in the Center for Chinese Studies in UCLA, USA
Conducting research on the GIS system in the archaeological regional survey.

01/ 2001-12/ 2001, Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Archaeology in UCL, UK
Research on better understanding the holy writing in the middle Shang period in China.

07/1985-12/2005, Director of the Zhengzhou Shang City Archaeological Center, the Institute of Archaeology of Henan Province

Teaching Experience


Theory and Method of Archaeology

Teaching Courses:

1 Chinese Archaeology

2​ Appreciate on Bronze wares

3 Internship on the Field Archaeology

Honors & Distinctions


1. Books
Storage Pits with Shang Dynasty Bronze Artifacts in Zhengzhou Area, Science Press, Beijing: 1999.
Chu State Tomb at Geling Village, Xincai County, Daxiang Press, Zhengzhou: 2003.
Yinghe River Civilization: the Archaeological Investigation, Excavation and Research on the Upper Reach of Yinghe River, Daxiang Press, Zhengzhou: 2008.
Xiaoshuangqiao Site of Shang Dynasty in Zhengzhou City: the Report on 1989-2000 Excavation, Science Press, Beijing: 2012. 

2. Articles and Reports 

The Excavation on Shang Palace Ruins along the North Boulevard of Zhengzhou, Archaeology (Kaogu), Vol.3: 2002. 
The Excavation on Shang Palace Ruins along the North Boulevard of Zhengzhou, China Archaeology (English version), Vol.3: 2003.
The Investigative Report of Paleolithic sites in Xixia County, Henan Province, ACTA Anthropological Sinica (Renleixue Xuebao)Vol. 4: 2006.
The Age and Character of Storage Pits with Shang Dynasty Bronze Artifacts in Zhengzhou, Archaeology and Cultural Relics (Kaogu yu Wenwu): 2002.
The Investigation and Excavation on Outer Town of Zhengzhou Shang City, Archaeology (Kaogu), Vol.3: 2004.
The Chronological and Spatial Structure of Xia-Shang Culture in Zhengzhou Region, The Symposium on Zhengzhou as Shang Capital Before 3,600 Years ago, Zhongzhou Ancient Masterpieces Press(Zhongzhou Guji Chubanshe), Zhengzhou: 2004.
A Brief Account of the Flat Tile from the Palatial Area of the Zhengzhou Shang City, Henan Province, Huaxia Archaeology (Huaxia Kaogu), Vol. 3: 2007.
The Primary Research on the Relationship between the Human Being and the Environment in the Hinterland of the Songshan Mountain, Study of Environmental Archaeology(Huanjing Kaogu Yanjiu), Vol. 4: 2007. 
The Excavation of the Nanchen Site (Western Zhou Period), Luoyang City, Henan Province, Huaxia Archaeology (Huaxia Kaogu), Vol. 3: 2008. 
A Study of the Materials Used for the Inscriptions on Ceramic Vessels Excavated at a Shang Dynasty Site in China, The 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Siena-Italy: 2008.
Subsistence Strategies in the Xia-Shang-Zhou Dynasties Revealed by Stable Isotope Analysis of Human and Faunal Bones from the Nanchen Site, Luoyang, China, The 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Siena-Italy: 2008.
The Lithofacies Character of Perforated Stone Artifacts from Xiaoshuanqiao Site, Zhengzhou, Huaxia Archaeology (Huaxia Kaogu), Vol.2: 2009.
The Investigation on Xiahewan Iron-Smelting Site in Miyang, Henan Province, Huaxia Archaeology (Huaxia Kaogu), Vol.4: 2009.
The Stable Isotope Analysis on Bones of Xianbei People and Animals in Sandaowan and Bagou Village, Mongolia, Cultural Relics in Southern China (Nanfang Wenwu), Vol.1: 2010.


JIN Rui, et al., Application and research of total station code in field archaeology, Jianghan archaeology, 4thissue

WEI Shuya et al., Analytical Characterization of lacquer objects excavated from a Chu tomb in China.  Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 38

Mu yi et al., "Analysis of the composition and metallography of Coins unearthed from the Shengmingpu Site", China Numismatics, 4th issue


MA Baochun, et al., Study on pottery symbols in the Xiaoshuangqiao site of Shang dynasty in Zhengzhou. Cultural Relics, 1st issue.


WANG Wenjuan et al., Study on palynology and fungal spores of hyena coprolite in Lingjing site of Xuchng Sity, Science Bulletin, vol. 58 (supplement)


MU Di et al., Provenance study on Chinese bronze artefacts of E in the Zhou Dynasty by lead isotope analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 52


WEI Shuya et al., The identification of binding agent used in late Shang Dynasty turquoise-inlayed bronze objects excavated in Anyang. Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 59

MU Di et al., Metallurgical and chemical characterization of bronze remains found at the Houhe site in Shanxi Province, China.

The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Vol.67


YUE Chaolong et al., Carving Technology of the Handle-shaped  Artifacts from Yinxu (c. 1300-1046 BC) in China.  Archaeometry. Vol. 34

WEI Shuya et al., The study of binding agents used to inlay turquoise onto bronze objects in Eastern Zhou Period. Journal of Cultural Heritage Vol. 20


YAO Ya et al., Research on the ancient river course of Jishui based on GIS, Areal Research and Development, 6th issue.


CHEN Hong, et al., Investigation of chert remains in Danjiangkou Reservoir area, Jianghan Kaogu, 2nd issue


Zhao Jingfang, et al. Excavation bulletin of the north district of the Kengnan site in the Xichuan County, Henan Province, 2016 ~ 2017. Huaxia Kaogu, 2nd issue