Xueye Wang

Research Associate
Department of Archaeology

Main Focus

The Silk Roads were an interconnected web of routes linking trade centres from China to the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond. The Tarim Basin in western China, as one of the critical position on the Silk Roads, is an ideal place to trace human migration and cultural communications between the East and the West. My research is to use multi-isotopes in archaeological skeletons of the Tarim Basin to investigate human migration and cultural exchange across the Tarim Basin from the Bronze Age to historical period.

Curriculum Vitae

  •  Successive master-doctor program majoring in Quaternary Geology, 2015-Present: University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  •  Bachelor of Science in Geography: Zhejiang Normal University, 2011-2015



Wang, X.Y., Tang, Z.H. (2020). The first large-scale bioavailable Sr isotope map of China and its implication for provenance studies. Earth-Science Reviews, 103353.

Wang, X.Y., Shen,H., Wei, D., Hu X.J., Xu B., Qin, X.G., Tang, Z.H. (2020). Human mobility in the Lop Nur region during the Han-Jin Dynasties: A multi-approach Study. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 12(1): 20.

Wang, X.Y., Tang, Z.H. (2019) High spatial resolution isotope analysis of enamel based on incremental features. Quaternary Sciences, 39(1): 228-239 (In Chinese)

Wang, X.Y., Tang, Z.H., Dong, X.X. (2018). Distribution of strontium isotopes in river waters across the Tarim Basin: a map for migration studies. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(6): 967-973. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2018-074

Wang, X.Y., Tang, Z.H., Wu, J., Wu, X.H., Wu, Y.Q, Zhou, X.X. (2016). Strontium isotope evidence for a highly mobile population on the Pamir Plateau 2500 years ago. Scientific Reports, 6: 35162. DOI: 10.1038/srep35162

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