Title: Associate Professor  Master advisor
2008-2013: PhD, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University 2004-2008: Bachelor, Lanzhou University
My research focus is in Environmental archaeology, especially paleodiet and trans-Eurasia exchange in prehistory.
2017.09- present: Associate Professor, Key laboratory of west China’s Environmental System (Ministry of Education), College of Earth and Environment Sciences, Lanzhou University. 2017.05-2017.08: Associate Professor, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2013.07-2017.04: Lecturer, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1. Environmental archaeology 2. A brief history of humankind
1. Haiming Li*, Yifu Cui, Nathaniel James, Melissa Ritchey, Fengwen Liu, Junna Zhang, Minmin Ma†, Guanghui Dong. 2022. Spatiotemporal variation of agricultural patterns in different geomorphologic and climatic environments in the eastern Loess Plateau, north-central China during the late Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Science China Earth Sciences, 52, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-021-9879-x. 2. Minmin Ma, Lele Ren*, Zhipeng Li, Qianqian Wang, Xueye Zhao, Ruo Li, Early emergence and development of pastoralism in Gan-Qing region from the perspective of isotopes. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 2021, 13(6):9313, 93. 3. Minxia Lu, Xiaorui Li, Wenyu Wei, Yiwen Lu, Lele Ren, Minmin Ma*, Environmental Influences on Human Subsistence Strategies in Southwest China During the Bronze Age: A Case Study at the Jiangxifen Site in Yunnan. Frontiers in Earth Science, 2021, 9: 662053 4. Fengwen Liu, Minmin Ma, Gang Li, Lele REN, Jiyuan Li, Wei Peng, Yishi Yang, Hucai Zhang, Prehistoric firewood gathering on the northeast Tibetan plateau: environmental and cultural determinism. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-021-00860-z. 5. Xin Li, Shanjia Zhang*, Minxia Lu, Menghan Qiu, Shaoqing Wen, Minmin Ma*, Dietary shift and social hierarchy from the Proto-Shang to Zhou Dynasty in the Central Plains of China. Environmental Research Letters, 2020, 15: 035002 6. Liu Yang, Minmin Ma*, Tingting Chen, Yifu Cui, Panpan Chen, Lichao Zheng, Peng Lu, How did trans-Eurasian exchanges affect spatial-temporal variation in agricultural patterns during the late prehistoric period in the Yellow River valley (China)? The Holocene, 2020, 31: 247-257. 7. Linyao Du, Minmin Ma*, Yiwen Lu, Jiajia Dong, Guanghui Dong, How did human activity and climate change influence animal exploitation during 7500–2000 BP in the Yellow River valley, China? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2020, 8: 161 8. Xin Li, Minxia Lu, Yifu Cui, Ruiliang Liu, Minmin Ma*, The Integration of Farmers and Nomads: Archaeological Evidence for the Human Subsistence Strategy in Northwestern China during the Han Dynasty. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 2020, 94(3): 603–611 9. Yifu Cui, Yujia Liu, Minmin Ma*, Spatiotemporal evolution of prehistoric Neolithic-Bronze Age settlements and influencing factors in the Guanting basin, northeast Tibetan Plateau. Science China Earth Sciences, 2018, 61(29): 149-162 10. Minmin Ma, Guanghui Dong*, Xin Jia, Hui Wang, Yifu Cui, Fahu Chen, 2016. Dietary shift after 3600calyr BP and its influencing factors in northwestern China: Evidence from stable isotopes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2016, 145, 57-70. 11. Minmin Ma, Guanghui Dong, Xinyi Liu, Emma Lighfoot, Fahu Chen, Hui Wang, Martin Jones, Stable Isotope Analysis of Human and Faunal Remains at Qijiaping site in middle Gansu Province. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2015, 25(6): 923-934. 12. Minmin Ma, Guanghui Dong, Fahu Chen, Xingmin Meng, Zongli Wang, Robert Elston, Guoqiang Li, Process of paleoﬂoods in Guanting basin, Qinghai Province, China and possible relation to monsoon strength during the mid-Holocene, Quaternary International, 2014, 321(13): 88-96. 13. Minmin Ma, Guanghui Dong, Emma Lightfoot, Hui Wang, Xinyi Liu, Xin Jia, Keren Zhang, Fahu Chen, Stable Isotope Analysis of Human and Faunal Remains in the Western Loess Plateau, Gansu, China, approximately 2000 Cal BC, Archaeometry. 2014, 56(S1): 237-255.