Yaowu HU,  Ph.D.

Professor of Archaeometry

Director of Department of Archaeometry

Telephone: 88256417
Address: No. 19A Yuquan Road, Beijing 
Postcode: 100049

Research Interests

Palaeodietary reconstruction

Animal Domestication and Feeding Practices


PhD, University of Science and Technology of China, 1998-2002
MA, Anhui Agricultural University , 1995-1998
BA, Anhui Agricultural University, 1991-1995


Teaching Courses

   1. Bioarchaeology

    2. Bioarchaeology Seminar

    3. References Reading

Courses Taught

   1. Bone Chemistry

    2. Chinese Tea Culture

Working Experiences

    1. 2010-,  professor, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences   

     2. 2005-2010,  associate professor, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

    3. 2006-2008, visiting scholar, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

    4. 2004-2005, assistant professor, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 

    5. 2002-2004,  assistant professor, University of Science and Technology of China


Recent Publications

1. Yaowu Hu, Stanley H. Ambrose, Changsui Wang. Stable Isotopic Analysis of Human Bones from Jiahu Site, Henan, China: Implications for the Transition to Agriculture. Journal of Archaeological Science,2006,33:1319-1330
2. Yaowu Hu, Shougong Wang, Fengshi Luan, Changsui Wang, Michael Richards. Stable isotope analysis of humans from Xiaojingshan site: implications for understand the origin of millet agriculture in China. Journal of Archaeological Science, 2008, 35: 2960-2965
3. Yaowu Hu, Hong Shang, Haowen Tong, Olaf Nehlich, Wu Liu, Chaohong Zhao, Jincheng Yu, Changsui Wang, Erik Trinkaus, Michael P. Richards. Stable Isotope Dietary Analysis of the Tianyuan 1 Early Modern Human. PNAS. 2009, 106,(27): 10971–10974
4. Hu Yaowu, Luan Fengwhi, Wang Shougong4, Wang Changsui & Michael P. Richards. Preliminary attempt to distinguish the domesticated pigs from wild boars by the methods of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, 2009, 52(1): 85-92
5. Fu Q., Jin S., Hu Y., Ma Z., Pan J., Wang C. Agricultural development and human diets in Gouwan site, Xichuan, Henan. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55(7):614-620


1. 2010, Fourth International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology, Copenhagen

2. 2008, Third International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology,  York

3. 2008, 38th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Seania


Chinese Academy of Sciences- Max-Planck Society partner group with Prof. Michael Richards in Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Dissertations directed

Master in History of Scinece

    Qiaomei Fu(2009), Jiancai Pan(2009), Cuibin Wang(2009), Ying Ma(2008), Deming Pei(2008)

Ph.D. in History of Science as associate instructor

   Yi Guo(2010), Guowen Zhang(2011)

Current Graduate Students

Master Candidate

   Tingting Wang(2011), Lingling Dai(2010), Yang Wang(2010)

Ph.D. Candidate

    Yating Qu(2011), Tao Chen(2011), Ning Wang(2010), Liangliang Hou(2010), Xianglong Chen(2009)