Yan Wu  Assistant Professor
Telephone: 010-88256501
Address: Department of  Archaeometry
Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yuquan Rd. 19(A), Beijing
Postcode: 100049

Research Areas

Phytolith analysis 
Starch grain analysis


--     Ph. D. in Archaeometory ,University of Science and Technology of China 2003-2008
    Visiting scholar, Missouri University in USA, 2007-2008
     B.A, Anhui University. 1999-2003

Research Interests

 Besides phytolith analysis, her research domain also includes analysis of human behavior regarding to environment change; interrelationships between human populations and the plant world based on starch grains.


       2011.9: participated in8th International Meeting on Phytolith Research  , gave a oral presentation 
        2010.5: participated in International Working Meeting in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology , gave a oral presentation 
       2009.10: participated in International Symposium on Paleoanthropology in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Discovery of the First Skull of Peking Man and the First Conference on Quaternary Research of Asiagave a oral presentation 
       2008.9: participated in the 10th national symposium on Archaeometry 
, gave a oral presentation 
        2006.11: participated in the 4th national Conference on environmental archaeology in Zhejiang Province of China, gave a oral presentation
        2005.5: participated in the 35th International symposium on Archaeometry held by Graduate University of Chinese Science Academia in Beijing of China, gave a poster presentation.


1) Yan Wu, Changsui Wang, et al. The Transformation of Phytolith Morphology as the Result of their Exposure to High Temperature Microscopy research and technique Article first published online: 23JAN 2012.
2) David Tao, Yan Wu, Karen Handy. New method for identification of ancient starch with thermostable alpha-amylase 2012,32(2): 264-267. (In Chinese).
3) Yan Wu, Changsui Wang, Linda cummings, Patricia C.Anderson. The cut sheet element phytoliths from Heying site of Anhui Province and the connection with threshing tools. Sciences of conservation and archaeology 2012, 24(1)59-62. (In Chinese).
4) Yan Wu, Changsui Wang, EDF phytolith analysis from Heying site, southeast China, Shang-Zhou dynasties Microscopy research and technique 2011,74:1062-1068.
5) Dawei Tao, Yan Wu, et al. "Starch grain analysis for groundstone tools from Neolithic Baiyinchanghan site: implications for their function in Northeast China." Journal of Archaeological Science 2011,38: 3577-3583.
6) Yan Wu, Changsui Wang, Extended Depth of Focus for Phytolith Analysis Journal of Archaeological Science 2009, 36(10):2253-2257. 
7) Li tao, Yan Wu, Changsui Wang, shi jilong Phytolith analysis: identification of ancient paper raw materials, new ideas? Cultural Heritage Preservation Journal 2009, 8(1) 40-47 (Taiwan).
8) David Tao, Yi-Min Yang, Huang Weidong, Yan Wu,Y L. Chang-Sui starch grains residue analysis of Diaolongbei unearthed artifacts Archaeology 2009,(9):92-96 (In Chinese).
9) Yan Wu, Wu Xian Zhu Tao Wu Wangchang David Hu Yao Sui, phytolith analysis of Huanglong Cave, Hubei Yunxi "Eleventh Annual Chinese Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Proceedings"2008,213-220 (In Chinese).
10) ZhenquanYao, Yan Wu, Chang-Sui Wang,Zhao Chunqing phytolith analysis of Xinzhai archaeological sites in Xinmi,Archaeology 2007,(3):70-74 (In Chinese).
11) Yan Wu, Huang Wenchuan,Yao zhengquan, Changsui Wang. Phytolith analysis of Yantai in Anhui site. Agricultural Archaeology 2007,(1):56-60 (In Chinese).
12) Yao zhengquan, Yan Wu, Changsui Wang,Zhijun Zhao phytolith analysis of Taosi site. Agricultural Archaeology 2006,(3):57-61(In Chinese).
13) Yan Wu, Yao zhengquan, Ming Gong,Zhi-Jun Zhao,Chang-Sui Wang Three dimensional reconstruction in phytolith research. Agricultural Archaeology 2006,(1): 60-64 (In Chinese).
14) Huang Wenchuan, Yan Wu .The anti-smoking idea of ancient Chinese People. Agricultural Archaeology 2006,(1): 50-54(In Chinese);
15) Yan Wu, Huang Wenchuan, Yao zhengquan, Gong xicheng. Phytolith Analysis Of Heying Site. Agricultural Archaeology 2005,(3):54-59(In Chinese).
16) Yao zhengquan, Yan Wu, Changsui Wang, C Wang Haiming. Wenzhou Phytolith Analysis Of Laoshu Site Agricultural Archaeology 2006,(1): 50-54 (In Chinese). 
17)Xiuping Sun, Yan Wu, Changsui Wang.Comparing dry ashing and wet oxidation methods. The case of the rice husk (Oryza sativa L.) Microscopy research and technique Article first published online: 17April 2012.


1.National Natural Science Foundation of China  
Contract grant number:41002057
2.National Science Foundation for Post-doctoral Scientists of China 
Contract grant number: 20080440551



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