The most detailed review yet of the first three volumes has just been published by Anke Hein, a specialist in South China archaeology at Oxford University, in the leading journal Current Anthropology 62(5): 657-667, October 2021. She describes the content of every chapter of the first three volumes. She concludes by writing “Many of the
Penn Today publishes articles featuring research updates and other accomplishments from faculty, staff, and students. On July 29, 2021 the news hub published a Q&A featuring a conversation with Joyce White and Elizabeth Hamilton about their research and recently-published article in Archaeological Research in Asia. The article, entitled “The metal age of Thailand and Ricardo’s
Reviews by David Warburton, David Welch, and Bryan Pfaffenberger David Warburton, a specialist in Near Eastern archaeology, has published a review in Antiquity 93(371): 1399-1401, 2019 He writes that “This volume is exceptional as the theses advanced are critically examined, logically presented and evidence driven.” p. 1400. David J. Welch, , a specialist in Thai archaeology y,
An example of creative use of legacy collections is Conrad et al.’s Antiquity open access article “Re-evaluating Pleistocene–Holocene occupation of cave sites in north-west Thailand: new radiocarbon and luminescence dating” https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2021.44 . Site sequences of Spirit Cave, Steep Cliff Cave, and Banyan Valley Cave excavated by Chester Gorman in the 1960s and 1970s are re-evaluated
In September 2021, Joyce and Elizabeth Hamilton published an article entitled “The metal age of Thailand and Ricardo’s Law of Comparative Advantage” in the journal Archaeological Research in Asia. In it, they argue that, contrary to established theory in Southeast Asia that ties the appearance of copper-base technology to the appearance of elites and top-down
Every year, the Office of Science and Technology of the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. selects two recipients for their Friend of Thai Science award. Recipients are selected based on their contributions in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields that “benefit Thailand and humanity for the morale and encouragement of such people.” For
On August 21, 2020, Michael Griffiths et al., including Joyce White, published an article in Nature Communications journal “End of Green Sahara amplified mid- to late Holocene megadroughts in mainland Southeast Asia.” The article reports the existence of a 1,000-year long drought in Southeast Asia that began about 5,000 years ago, around the same time
Penn Today publishes articles featuring research updates and other accomplishments from faculty, staff, and students. On August 21, 2020 the news hub published a feature of Joyce White and her colleagues’ article about the Southeast Asian megadrought, published in Nature Communications journal. The piece includes a Q&A with Joyce White where she discussed more research
We are excited to share that additional reviews have been published of the Ban Chiang Metals Monograph Suite! Francis Allard, a specialist in East Asian archaeology, has published a review in Asian Archaeology (vol. 4 no. 1). He writes that the suite “is well suited to students interested in the prehistory of the region, the
Image: Snapshot of regional sequence for northeast and central Thailand. Here is a copy of Chapter 5: “A Regional Synthesis of Early Metal Technological Systems in Prehistoric Northeast and Central Thailand” by Joyce White and Elizabeth Hamilton, published in the Ban Chiang archaeometallurgy monograph volume 2C.
Image: a map of metal age sites discussed in Chapter 4. Here is a copy of Chapter 4: “The Archaeometallurgy of Prehistoric Northern Northeast Thailand in Regional Context” by Elizabeth Hamilton and Joyce White, published in the Ban Chiang archaeometallurgy monograph volume 2C.