Who's reading this blog?

I’ve been running this blog for nearly six years now, but for most part I don’t know who my readers are! Over the last couple of years I’ve had interactions with a few of you, either in-person at conferences or over an email conversation.

So, for the first time, make yourself known! Leave a comment at the end of this post. Introduce yourself and what you do, and what you would like to see more of in this site. If you’re reading this on Facebook, you can comment directly on this post. If you are reading this via email, click on the title of this post (Who’s reading this blog?) to get sent to the website so that you can leave a comment here.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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.

17 thoughts on “Who's reading this blog?”

  1. I read your blog – every post. I’m grateful for your blog, which, along with another, Cambodian blog – Alisonincambodia.wordpress.com, help keep me abreast of archaeological news and perspectives on Southeast Asia. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for blogging! I am an underwater archaeologist, graduate student @ Texas A&M, and blog when I can. I just came back from the 2011 Bach Dang River Survey in Vietnam, and we appreciated that you gave Tran Hung Dao a mention. I read your posts for ideas, news and inspiration. Thanks for posting on shipwrecks and maritime matters when you do! – Sorry for being one of the silent watchers.

  3. I read your blog! You know who I am 🙂 You’re always an excellent one to share news and info with, discuss research, dept goss, and thesis progress. See you at EurASEAA most likely.

  4. Noel – good to meet the “person behind the blog”, as we did yesterday.  Nice conversation and nice knowing you.  I’ll keep reading.   Best, Leedom

  5. Hi… I read your blog and I like it very much! I’m a IT guy based in Malaysia, although nothing to do with archeology, I got deep interest in South East Asia history.

  6. hi, Im following this blog in my rss reader, I’m from the netherlands and 36 years old. I’m a programmer with an interest in archeology.

  7. Thanks everybody for the introductions – on the comments feed, facebook and email. As I suspected, I have met many of you in person already, and still many more that I have not! Very pleased to meet you. =D

  8. Hi, I also read through Google Reader, though not always up to date, as with this posting and my tardy reply. I’m especially interested in mapping sites that are mentioned here on Google Maps using Map Maker.

    Thanks for this interesting resource!

    Rich

  9. Hi, I read your blog through google reader linked with flipboard which I browse through on my iPhone or iPad. I live in Mexico, but originally from Thailand. I like knowing about old pots and maritime trade. Thanks for writing a great blog! I don’t blog much anymore but wrote a few posts related to Thai history. Well, I’m super fascinated about Banchiang and Sukhothai.

  10. I’m an archaeology student at the University of Ghent in Belgium, and one of my main interests lies in Asian archaeology, while my other passion is underwater archaeology! I lived in Cambodia for 4 years when I was young and did a 3 week archaeological internship at the East Gate (“Gate of the Dead”) of Angkor Thom last summer (http://www.scribd.com/doc/77068804/Excavating-the-Causeway-at-the-East-Gate-of-Angkor-Thom – 
    in case anyone is interested in the excavation/internship report).

    I don’t even remember how I found this site since I’ve been following it for so long – I have it faved and just check up on it every now and then when I have some spare time. I think it’s by far the best way to stay posted on archaeology in this region 😉 

  11. Haha thanks for the compliment Noel. Feel free to use my internship report any way you want 😉 

    To students still going to Angkor on archaeological internships I’d strongly suggest having local contacts beforehand, otherwise things might fall into place very slowly. Also for those who have to write a report (or who are just very engaged), be sure to consult the EFEO library at Siem Reap (
    http://www.efeo.fr/base.php?code=265 ). It might be a bit hard to find what you’re looking for but it’s well worth the effort in the end – the library houses thousands and thousands of old colonial excavation pictures and even detailed excavation reports from as far back as the early 1900s. 

  12. Hi everybody!
    I am a French heritage conservator. I have recently passed my Master’s degree in Paris after doing trainings in Asia, especially in Hong-Kong and Cambodia at the National Museum in Phnom Penh. In the Ceramics Conservation Laboratory, I restored khmer archaeological ceramics. I really appreciated this internship and the life there and so I hope coming back one day to work with archaeologists and help them to preserve khmer artifacts.

    Many thanks for your blog! You give me so many ideas! 

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