Wednesday Rojak #54: the end of the (archaeology) world edition

Robots taking over us fleshling archaeologists? Climate change destroying archaeological sites? Yes! It’s true! And more! In this week’s edition of rojak.

Robot Head
photo credit: sflovestory

  • End of the archaeology world #1: Are archaeologists becoming obsolete? Have we entered the age when robots will take over and become archaeologists themselves [Link no longer active]
  • End of the archaeology world #2: See how climate change is threatening archaeological research around the world.

and in other end-of-the-worldish news…

  • Azly Rahman digs up an old paper about Islamizing the Ramayana, about the differences of values found in the Indian/Hindu and Malay/Muslim versions.
  • Historian Rachel Leow blogs about Malay loanwords and what they tell us about the social history of Malay society.
  • A Tourist among Tourists: [F]oxymoron posts a video tour of Angkor.
  • The Churning of the Sea of Milk is one of the most famous ancient Hindu legends, and also one of the most visible reliefs from the walls of Angkor Wat. Andy Brouwer shares another Churning scene, this one from Preah Vihear.

In this series of ocassional rojaks (published on Wednesdays) I feature other sites in the blogosphere that are related to archaeology in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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