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Hannah Kwai-Yung Lau

C.Phil 2013 Archaeology, University of California-Los Angeles
MA 2011 Archaeology, University of California-Los Angeles
BA 2009 Anthropology and History, University of Pennsylvania


Phone: (415) 516-7491
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: hannah.lau@ucla.edu

Subfield

Zooarchaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, Caucasian Archaeology, Isotopic Analyses

Research Interests

Near East, Anatolia and the Southern Caucasus,
Emergent Political Complexity, Zooarchaeology and its implications for reconstructing political economy and historical ecology, Economic Anthropology,

Publications

Stuart Campbell, Sarah Kansa, Rachel Bichener and Hannah Lau, 2014. "Burying things: practices of cultural disposal at late Neolithic Domuztepe, southeast Turkey," in Remembering and Commemorating the Dead: Recent Contributions in Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Analysis from the Ancient Near East. Porter, Ben and Alexis Bouton, eds. University of Colorado Press, Boulder, pp. 27-60.

Ristvet, Lauren, Hilary Gopnik, Velli Bahshaliyev, Hannah Lau, Safar Asurov and Robert
Bryant, 2012. "On the Edge of Empire: 2008 and 2009 Excavations at Oglanqala, Azerbaijan." In American Journal of Archaeology, 116: 321-62.

Grants and Awards

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, April 2014
National Science Foundation
Awarded to support work on my dissertation project.

ARISC Graduate Fellowship, March 2013
American Research Institute of the Southern Caucasus
Awarded for summer fieldwork in Azerbaijan, Summer 2013

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, May 2011
UCLA Graduate Division
Awarded for summer fieldwork and Mentorship with Dr. Elizabeth Carter, Summer 2011

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, May 2010
National Science Foundation
This grant was awarded to support three years of graduate education and research

Phi Beta Kappa, May 2009
University of Pennsylvania

Advisors

Elizabeth Carter
Gregson Schachner
Monica L. Smith
Thomas Wake
Robert Englund.

Conference Presentations

2015 Hannah Lau. Cooperation and Feasting at Late Neolithic Domuztepe: Assessing Emergent Political Complexity through Faunal Remains Talk presented the 80th Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology in San Francisco, CA in 2015

2015 Selin Nugent* and Hannah Lau. Bioarchaeological, zooarchaeological and isotopic mobility indicators from humans and animals from mortuary contexts in Naxcivan, Azerbaijan. Talk presented the 80th Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology in San Francisco, CA in 2015

2014 Hannah Lau A Moveable Feast: Mobility, Coooperation and Emergent Political Complexity at Halaf Domuztepe. Talk presented at UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology in Los Angeles, CA in May 2014

2013 Hannah Lau. From humble meals to the food of empire: exploring political complexity over time in the Ancient Near East through zooarchaeological data. Talk presented at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2013.

2012 Hannah Lau and Sarah Whitcher Kansa. Animal Management and Consumptive Strategies at Halaf Domuztepe: Implications for Political Economy and Social Complexity. Poster presented at the 77th Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology.

2012 Hannah Lau. Animal Management and Consumptive Strategies at Halaf Domuztepe: Implications for Political Economy and Social Complexity. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual UCLA Archaeology Graduate Student Conference in Los Angeles, CA in 2012.

2010 Hannah Lau. Reading Between the Lines: Assessing Agropastoral Strategies of the Early Bronze Age in the Upper Khabur Basin. Paper presented at the American Schools of
Oriental Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in November 2010.


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