Evin Che-hsien Tsai （蔡哲嫻）
Position: Assistant Professor
Research Expertise: Mediterranean archaeology, archaeological science, prehistoric ceramic study, thin section petrography
My doctoral research involved the interdisciplinary examination of Early Bronze Age ceramic production, exchange and consumption in Greece. I conduct a diachronic study of change and continuity in pottery technology, exchange patterns and usage through multiple analytical techniques including thin section petrography, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD).
My research interests focus on prehistoric archaeology, specifically issues surrounding ancient technology and craft practice, complexity and social interaction in the Mediterranean.
The Aegean Sea region (particularly the Bronze Age) is a major focus of my research and teaching. Other areas of interest encompass archaeological science, Near Eastern archaeology, classical art and archaeology. I have done fieldwork in Britain and Greece.