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.
ISEAA is pleased to be able to begin to share access to chapters in the third volume in the Ban Chiang monograph suite on metallurgy. The University of Pennsylvania Press, which is publishing the Ban Chiang Metals Monograph series, has a 12 month embargo period for posting copies of work online. Essentially, authors must wait