Earl of Cranbrook delivers lecture on Borneo zooarchaeology at UBD

Zoologist and environmental biologist the Earl of Cranbrook recently delivered a lecture to students at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Lord Cranbrook was also on Borneo to present on the same topic at the recent Borneo archaeology seminar in Miri.

UBD Students Gain Insight On Zooarchaeology In Borneo
BruDirect.com, 03 November 2010

Biology students from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) were treated to a special lecture yesterday by Dato Sri Lord Cranbrook, renowned environmentalist and biologist from the United Kingdom.

A specialist on mammals of Borneo and Southeast Asia and birds of Southeast Asia, Dato Sri Lord Cranbrook delivered the lecture to 60 students and some lecturers at number of lectures at Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Sciences.

The lecture at UBD yesterday focused on the zooarchaeology in Borneo which is the study of animal remains from archaeological sites particularly the remains of mammals found on Borneo.

In his lecture he spoke about the achievements of zooarchaeology in Borneo which had contributed towards a re-interpretation of regional mammal biogeography, improved understanding of the effects of climate change on mammal species at equatorial latitudes and the definition of the characteristics of early domesticated mammals.


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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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