Taiwan Archaeology

Merely about 400 years of Taiwanese history has been documented in writings. Other than the records of Han Chinese, there are also historical records in the texts of Spain, Dutch, and Japan. However, long before these documentations, Taiwan is occupied by other occupants. Therefore, Taiwan in the archaeological studies of Pan-Pacific Region has its irreplaceable importance.

Archaeological studies in Taiwan, since its commencement during the Japanese Occupation, have continued for over a century. The archaeology department of IHP has succeeded its academic tradition, takes on the responsibility to continued previous researches and opening new windows to the subject. Our research fellows model a archaeological culture framework in detail using traditional typology, study human habitation through settlement distribution, estimate migratory route through historical artifacts, sustain impact assessments and contract excavations, and furthermore, the institute takes on social responsibilities such as public education and culture resource preservations.


Patu-shaped Stone Implement

Resource Identifier:T0095029
Coverage:Chiu-chuang Site
Jade Earring

Resource Identifier:T0024291
Coverage:Chü-ping Site
Bottom of Slender Bottle

Resource Identifier:T009508
Coverage:Nei-an C Site
Globular Pot with Ears

Resource Identifier:T0030069
Coverage:Shih-san-hang Site
Glass Bracelet

Resource Identifier:T0030483
Coverage:Shih-san-hang Site



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