Euraseaa Conference 2015: Day 4

Here is a list of the events scheduled for Thursday, July 9th!


Interdisciplinary approaches to the early history of plants and animals in Southeast Asia


Room: Location Salle de réunion Pretech


Time: 9:30


Chairs: Roger Blench and Cristina Castillo


The panel will bring together interdisciplinary approaches to the early history of plants and animals in Southeast Asia.


  1. Archaeogenetic study of prehistoric rice remains from Thailand and India (Cristina Castillo, Katsunori Tanaka and Dorian Fuller)


  1. Interdisciplinary approaches to the early history of plants and animals in Southeast Asia: beyond archaeobotany (Roger Blench)


  1. Medicinal knowledge input from animal observation: the case of Asian elephant feeding observations linked to specific medicinal uses in Chumphon province – Thailand (Jean-Marc Dubost)


  1. Sympatry of Colocasia esculenta (taro) and its wild relatives in northern Vietnam (Peter Matthews, Ibrar Ahmed and Van Du Nguyen)


Recent advances in the archaeology of central Thailand


Room: Salle de cours rez-de-jardin MAE


Time: 9:30


Chairs: Vincent Pigott


Recent research in central Thailand has shed new light on Metal Age and Historic Period developments. Topics include copper production and trade, soil geochemistry and smelting, bivalve molds, shell ornament technology, residue analysis and diet, the Ban Kao Culture, the Dvaravati and moated towns.


  1. The Thailand archaeometallurgy project in 2015: an overview (Vincent Pigott)


  1. Fingerprinting metal-working in central Thailand: a geochemical survey approach (Matthew Tighe, Lisa Kealhofer, Peter Grave and Vincent Pigott)


  1. Characterizing prehistoric ceramic bivalve casting molds from the Khao Wong Prachan Valley, central Thailand (Judy Voelker)


  1. Diets and the emergence of early complex societies in central Thailand (Thanik Lertcharnrit)


  1. The Ban Kao project: recent excavation at Nong Ratchawat in Suphanburi, Western Thailand (Supamas Doungsakun)


  1. Pottery typology of the Ban Kao Culture: new data from recent research in Western Thailand (Issarawan Yoopom)


  1. The case for proto-Dvaravati: a review of the art historic and archaeological evidence (Stephen Murphy)


  1. Polycentric interaction and political complexity in mid to late first millennium CE central Thailand (Matthew Gallon)


  1. What’s in a name? The status of Dvāravatī today (Nicolas Revire)


  1. Land use, water management and religious beliefs in the urban landscape of historic West-Central Thailand (ca. 11th-14th Centuries AD) (Podjanok Kanjanajuntorn)


Lithic technologies in Southeast Asia


Room: Salle 211 G MAE


Time: 9:30


Chairs: Vincenzo Celiberti and Rasmi Shoocongdej


Current research on Lithic Technologies in Southeast Asia has provided new interpretations and data on the stone knapping and tool use. The exhaustive studies and the further investigations in other potential areas will shed light on our understanding of the lithic technologies in this region.


  1. New characterization of the Hoabinhian lithic industry of Tam Hang rockshelter in Laos (Elise Patole-Edoumba)


  1. Choppers, sumatraliths and others: evolution of the late Pleistocene heavy-duty tools in Tham Lod Rockshelter, area 2 (Pang Mapha district, Northwestern Thailand) (Thanon Chiktament and Rasmi Shoocongdej)


  1. New considerations on the lithic assemblage from prehistoric site of Tham Lod rockshelter in Northwest Thailand (Vincenzo Celiberti, Rasmi Shoocongdej and Hubert Forestier)


  1. Lithic raw materials and assemblages from Muang Pang valley, Northwest Thailand (Rasmi Shoocongdej)


  1. Lithic reduction sequences, chaînes opératoires of Hoabinhian pebbles tools from Laang Spean cave, Battambang Province, Cambodia (Hubert Forestier, Heng Than, Vincenzo Celiberti and Heng Sophady)


  1. Stone artefact technology of Tronbon Lei Rockshelter, Alor Island, Nusa tenggara Timur, Indonesia (Mahirta Mahirta and Sue O’Connor)


  1. Late Pleistocene-Holocene lithic industries from Mangkalihat karstic area, East Kalimantan (Eastern Borneo, Indonesia) (Michel Grenet, Francois-Xavier Ricaut and Mohammad Ruly FAUZI)


  1. Mobility of early islanders in the Philippines during the terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene boundary: PXRF-Analysis of obsidian artefacts (Leee Anthony Neri and Alfred Pawlik)


Visuality, connectivity and sustainability of cultural heritage of Cambodia


Room: Salle du conseil 4th floor MAE


Time: 9:30


Chairs: Durga Basu


The session invites discussions on religious and secular representations in Cambodian art, cultural link with India and sustainability — new trends.


  1. Revisiting the Sanskrit inscriptions and the architecture of Indo-Khmer Angkorian civilization of Cambodia: 9th-14th centuries AD (Radha Madhav Bharadwaj)


  1. Visualizing impact of India on Cambodian culture and art (Anand Singh)


  1. 3D photographic survey of Ta Nei Temple in Angkor, Cambodia (Katsura Sato)


  1. Investigating Indian influence on Early Cambodian art and architecture (Rana Purushottam Kumar Singh)


  1. The reamker and mask making in Cambodia (Banani Bhattacharyya)


  1. Apsaras in Cambodian art: a religio-mythological study in Indian context (Munmun Mondal)


  1. Syncretic form of Harihara in Cambodian art: a reappraisal (Sayamtara Jash)


  1. New perspective in iconography of Small Bas–Reliefs in Angkorian arts (Dara Phoeung)


  1. Snakehood Buddha in the art of Cambodia: transmigration and transformation of the concept (Durga Basu)


The archeology of Timor in a regional perspective


Room: Salle de cours rez-de-jardin MAE


Time: 11:30


Chairs: Jean-Christophe Galipaud


Archaeological research in East-Timor over the years highlights an ancient occupation in the East, and evidences of numerous interactions with neighboring islands. This Panel will address ongoing research with a focus on chronology and regional interactions.


  1. Zooarchaeological evidence of human ecological interactions in the Pleistocene at Laili cave, Timor-Leste (Stuart Hawkins, Sue O’Connor, Elena Piotto and Tim Maloney)


  1. Human subsistence adaptation during the late Pleistocene-early Holocene in Alor Island, Nussa Tenggara Timor, Indonesia (Sofia Cristina Samper Carro, Sue O’Connor and Stuart Hawkins)


  1. Nassarius and Oliva shell beads from Timor-Leste: technological and residue results (Michelle Langley and Sue O’Connor)


  1. New evidence for early maritime specialisation in Alor Island, Nusa Tenggara Timor, Indonesia (Elena Piotto and Sue O’Connor)


  1. Rethinking the Neolithic in Island Southeast Asia (Sue O’Connor)


  1. The Neolithics of Timor-Leste: ressources exploitation and land use in contrasting environments. (Jean-Christophe Galipaud and Dominique Guillaud)


  1. Dair, a pre-European Timorese settlement that traded with Majapahit (Nuno Vasco Oliveira)


  1. New reported bronze drums from Timor-Leste (Nuno Vasco Oliveira)


Ancient ornaments around the South China Sea: style, technology, provenance and circulation


Room: Salle des Conférences bât B


Time: 11:30


Chairs: Laure Dussubieux, Putsadee Rodcharoen, Emily Miyama and Mariko Yamagata


This panel is dealing with ornaments and how they can be used to reveal the nature and the intensity of the interactions between ancient communities. The presentations will reflect the diversity of materials used to manufacture ornaments as well as the diversity of approaches developed to study this type of artifacts.


  1. Stone ring ornaments of pre-Dong Son cultures in Northern Vietnam from the perspective of acculturation from Later Neolithic to Bronze Period (Yasuyuki Yoshida)


  1. Aspects of the acceptances and the developments on the ear ornaments around the South China Sea from 500 BC to 100AD (Emily Miyama)


  1. Prehistory and early history: the golden age of ornaments in early Myanmar (Terence Tan)


  1. Personal adornment, cosmopolitan inspiration, and social hierarchy: a comparative study of Javanese temple iconography (Natalie Ong)


  1. Roman world ornaments in Iron Age Bali (Ambra Calo and James Lankton)


  1. Evolution of glass ornament production and trade polities in the Upper-Thai Peninsula 500BC-500AD (Laure Dussubieux and Bérénice Bellina-Pryce)


  1. Glass beads analysis from Dvaravati ancient cities in central part of Thailand (Putsadee Rodcharoen)


  1. Chemical analysis of Iron Age glass beads from Kiwulan, Taiwan (Kuan-Wen Wang, Yi-Kong Hsieh, Caroline Jackson and Yoshiyuki Iizuka)


  1. A study on production areas of Indo-Pacific beads from Southeast Asia to East Asia: scientific and archaeological approach (Tomomi Tamura and Katsuhiko Oga)


  1. Trade route of the glass beads around the Yellow Sea from 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE (Daisuke Nakamura)


Koh Ker, an early capital of the Khmer Empire—new results of archaeological, epigraphic and art historical research


Room: Salle du Lesc F308 MAE


Time: 11:30


Chairs: Zsuzsanna Renner and Károly Belényesy


The objective of this panel is to show up the latest results of archaeological, epigraphic and art historical research of Koh Ker and thereby highlight its importance in the early history of the Khmer Empire as well as its significance as part of Cambodian cultural heritage.


  1. ‘Beyond Looting’: studying gods and heroes of ancient Cambodia in the emblematic case of the statuary of Koh Ker (Eric Bourdonneau)


  1. A visualization method for supporting quick assessment of Lidar data at Koh Ker (Robert Kuszinger)


  1. Archaeological investigations of the Prasat Krachap site, 2011-2015 (Károly Belényesy)


  1. Evaluating the sustainability of an Angkor period engineered landscape at Koh Ker, Cambodia (Sarah Klassen, Damian Evans and Terry Lustig)


  1. Exhibition and management strategies of the Prasat Krachap site as a part of historical environment of Koh Ker (Károly Belényesy)


  1. Koh Ker inscriptions: what they say, what they don’t say (Claude Jacques)


  1. Koh Ker, the lost city of the Khmer Empire in the 10th century (Chanratana Chen)


  1. Prasat Krachap temple: architectural features (Zsuzsanna Renner)


  1. Settlement within the city of Koh Ker as revealed by archaeological topography and ceramics (Tho Thon and Damian Evans)


  1. The palace complex of Koh-Ker: topographical and archaeological considerations (József Laszlovszky)


  1. TL dating of pottery fragments from Koh Ker (György Sipos, Károly Belényesy and Orsolya Tóth)


Geoarchaeology in Southeast Asia


Room: Salle 211 G MAE


Time: 14:30


Chairs: Farid Sellami and Boun Suy Tan


Recent studies of Cambodian sites have shown Angkorian land use influence on soil and landscape evolution. We try here to promote proposals, dealing with Holocene soil data from southeastern Asia, to discuss human activities and the inferred changes on Holocene soil and landscape evolution.


  1. Geology as a supporting discipline for archaeology: case in Borneo (Yuka N Cahyaningtyas)


  1. Geoarchaeology in Indonesia: holocene human settlements and their environments in Kota Cina (North Sumatra) (Yohan Chabot, Yann Le Drezen, M. Si I Made Geria and Nicole Limondin-Lozouet)


  1. Soil anthropisation and inferred environmental changes at Angkor (Farid Sellami and Pierre Bâty)


  1. Spatialization of sedimentary data using GIS from archaeological diagnostics at Siem Reap Airport (Cambodia) (Frédéric Prodeo, Pierre Bâty and Farid Sellami)


Conference Dinner (Optional)


Time: 19:00-22:00