Public Lecture: The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia

Prof. Charles Higham will be presenting a lecture this Thursday at ANU on the Bronze Age of Southeast Asia. Don’t miss it if you’re in Canberra!

The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia: Timing and impact
Venue: Manning Clark Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU
Date: Thursday, 29 April 2010
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Mainland Southeast Asia was the end of the line for the expansion of bronze technology across Asia. For decades, however, the story of the Southeast Asian Bronze Age has been clouded by controversy over its timing and social impact. Professor Charles Higham has excavated the site of Ban Non Wat, Central Thailand over two years and has opened a new chapter in our understanding of early metal technologies. In this lecture, Professor Higham will examine these new findings and suggest a new understanding of the late prehistoric period of Southeast Asia.

Professor Charles Higham studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University. In 1966, he was appointed lecturer at the University of Otago, New Zealand and two years later, was appointed the foundation Professor. Professor Higham has undertaken fieldwork in Thailand and Cambodia over the past 40 years, and directed excavations at many sites in the area including Ban Na Di, Khok Phanom Di, Nong Nor, Ban Lum Khao, Ban Non Wat and Angkor. He is also a member of collaborative research projects with the University of Durham, UK, and University of Sydney. Professor Higham is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

Enquiries and registration info here.

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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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