University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jina Heo

Graduate Student


I am interested in the urbanism and development of sociopolitical complexity in early archaic states, particularly in East Asia. My work also explores bead trade and exchange networks between proto-historic Korea and others, especially China and Southeast Asia. In particular, I focus on seeking ways to overcome limits from the typological approach and the excessive chronology within East Asian archaeology. I worked at several institutions in Korea such as a museum and a university, as a curator, an excavator and/or a lecturer for over 10 years, and most recently have performed the Co Loa project in Vietnam with professor Nam C. Kim.


Advisors: Nam C. Kim and J. Mark Kenoyer