Dr. Joyce White, Consulting Scholar and archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and Executive Director of ISEAA, was honored for her work as an Expert Witness in the US Justice Department’s Operation Antiquity. The award was bestowed at the Fifteenth Annual Law Enforcement Award ceremony of the United States Attorney’s Office Central District of
Announcement: The Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology announces the second round of the biannual award of $1000 for early career Southeast Asian archaeologists. ISEAA Early Career Award Committee Charge: The committee solicits nominations and selects recipients for the Early Career Award in Southeast Asian Archaeology. The committee selects a single peer-reviewed article or chapter published within
On Wednesday September 7, 2016, the Ban Chiang Gang handed in the manuscript for the next Ban Chiang monograph to Museum Publications for the next step: peer review. The volume entitled Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand II: The Metal Remains in Regional Context has been in the works for a very
Hot Pots, Museum Raids, and the Race To Uncover Asia’s Archaeological Past Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:45pm to 8:45pm S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit) Fifty years ago, a Harvard undergraduate, Stephen Young, son of the former U.S. ambassador to Thailand, tripped over the roots of a kapok
The Fine Arts Department of Thailand with the Provincial Government of Udon Thani are hosting an international conference on Ban Chiang May 26-28, 2016 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the site. For the schedule of speakers, click here. Presenters range from the Minister of Culture, the co-director of the Penn/FAD excavations
Date: Friday June 3rd, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Venue: National Museum Auditorium, Bangkok Southeast Asian archaeology is entering an exciting period of expansion with new discoveries and understandings. At the same time, archaeological sites are being destroyed by looting and development at an ever increasing rate. After outlining some trends in
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.