Francis Allard is an archaeologist who holds degrees in anthropology, biology, and museum studies.
Allard’s research focuses on the archaeology 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. One of his current
research projects examines the archaeological and historical record of
China’s imperial expansion toward the south during the second century
BCE–second century CE. Another project looks at the development of
bronze metallurgy in southern China and northern Vietnam.
In the department, he teaches Biological Anthropology,
courses on China (culture and archaeology), and, on occasion, Language and
Culture and a course on human evolution. He has traveled to Asia with
IUP students on numerous occasions.
full version of Allard’s curriculum vitae in PDF format.