Date: Jan 08, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Academia Sinica researchers received an international award for an
archeological project conducted at the Tainan Science Park, which led to the discovery of “the first millet in Taiwan” and furthered understanding of the origin of Austronesian people.
The project, hosted by Academia Sinica research fellows Tsang Cheng-hwa (臧振華) and Li Kuang-ti (李匡悌), won the Field Discovery Award at the Second Shanghai Archeology Forum last month for preserving archeological heritage, the researchers said at a news conference on Tuesday.
“It is an honorable award and our nomination means Taiwanese archeology has been internationally recognized. More archeologists should be nurtured to prevent a talent gap in Taiwan’s academia,” Tsang said. [FULL STORY]