During the week of December 1, 2009, Dr. Francis Allard presented two papers at the nineteenth Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association in Hanoi, Vietnam. The papers, “Han Expansion in Yunan” and “The Spatial Distribution and Depositional Contexts of Early Bronzes in South China,” were based on his research in China.
He also published a chapter in a new book, Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia. Monuments, Metals and Mobility, edited by Bryan Hanks and Katheryn Linduff, pp. 323- 329. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press. His contribution is titled “Introduction to Section ‘Social Power, Monumentality, and Mobility’.”