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Dr. Francis Allard

Dr. Allard

Professional Interests

Dr. Francis Allard is an archaeologist who holds college degrees in biology, museum studies, and anthropology. His research focuses on the prehistory of East Asia, more specifically the region’s early complex societies, nomadic pastoralist societies, and imperial peripheries. He has studied and worked in China at various times since the early 1980s and has carried out fieldwork in China, Vietnam, and Mongolia. His current research project examines the archaeological and historical record of China’s imperial expansion toward the south during the second century BCE–second century CE. In the department, he teaches Biological Anthropology (required of all majors), Culture Area: China, Contemporary Anthropology, and, on occasion Language and Culture and a course on human evolution. He has traveled to Asia with IUP students on numerous occasions.

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