Ban Chiang Project receives $150,000 Bequest from Estate of Ruth E. Brown


Ruth BrownThe Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology (ISEAA) gratefully announces a bequest of $150,000 from the estate of Ruth E. Brown, a long-time resident of Philadelphia. Ms. Brown was a volunteer with the Ban Chiang Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum during the 1990s. She participated in many Project activities, in particular developing our first computerized bibliography.

Her gift will be used to support research and publications of the Ban Chiang Project. In the near term, the gift will support editing of the second monograph in the Ban Chiang series: Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand II: The Metal Remains in Regional Context, by Joyce C. White and Elizabeth Hamilton (with contributions from Vincent Pigott, William Vernon and Oliver Pryce); pilot development of an online archive for Ban Chiang research; and other activities that advance the research into this fascinating ancient culture and the dissemination of the findings to interested audiences around the globe.

For additional online information on Ruth Brown, go to:

Ruth’s Philadelphia Inquirer obituary.

Read the Post: “Ruth Brown, A Remarkable Volunteer and Supporter for 23 Years” .

Online resources and bibliography.