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  • Peking University is the first university in China where archaeological education and research were carried out.  In 1922, the Laboratory for Archaeology was established in the Department of Sinology; in 1952 archaeology as a major was set up in the Department of History. The history of archaeological research in Peking University is nearly as long as the history of archaeological research in China. From 1950s, thanks to the unfailing dedication of its faculty, archaeology research and education in PKU have enjoyed continued success; the Laboratory has grown in strength to the School of Archaeology and Museology with fully functioning facilities and has cultivated large numbers of excellent professionals for Chinese archaeology.