The Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology (ISEAA) has had an amazing second year! Going on now is the ISEAA annual appeal to support our activities, including (1) the publication of the Ban Chiang metals monograph (fully drafted, now being edited and reviewed), (2) bibliographic enhancements, (3) developing our image database, and more. Please make your secure tax-deductible
Dates: Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016 (14 days) Tour Leader: Joyce C. White Embark on a journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, including a Mekong River cruise aboard the new, 12-suite riverboat Mekong Princess, an elegant vessel that accommodates no more than 20 travelers and combines romantic French colonial style with modern comforts.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Discovery of Ban Chiang in Thailand! In 1966, Stephen Young, son of a former U.S. ambassador to Thailand, was walking through the village of Ban Chiang in northeast Thailand when he tripped on a kapok tree root and fell flat. Under him he felt a ring protruding from the soil,
Check out the newly posted Ban Chiang Project website! Funds from the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC allowed us to hire web developer Dylan Valentine, who worked with Ban Chiang Gang members Beth Van Horn and Ardeth Anderson to make the user-friendly, comprehensive, and rich presentation.
ISEAA is pleased to announce posting the revamped online Ban Chiang metals database. Funding from the Royal Thai Embassy of Washington DC allowed us to hire web developer Dylan Valentine to work with archaeometallurgist Elizabeth Hamilton to design an updated and enhanced presentation of these data. The Ban Chiang metals database may be the first open
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2015 Contact: Beth Van Horn, ISEAA Public Outreach Director, 215-880-6211 Beth@iseaarchaeology.org The Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology (ISEAA) gratefully announces a partnership program with the Royal Thai Embassy (RTE) in Washington DC to initiate a 21st Century Digital Archaeological Archive for Ban Chiang and Thai Archaeology. A fundamental part of
Cyler Conrad interviews Alison Carter Cyler: Alison, congratulations on your recent publication in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal! This paper, based on your dissertation research focusing on beads, is quite exciting. What do you see as significant contributions of your work to SEA archaeology? Alison: I think one strength of this work is looking at stone and glass
By Ardeth P. Anderson Ruth Brown began volunteering for the Ban Chiang Project in 1992. In those days we were still putting new volunteers to work reconstructing pottery vessels from our large collection of broken pottery sherds on loan from the Thai government. Most of this work occurred from 1976 to the summer of 1990, but there
The 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