Central Borneo sites mapped and investigated

Dr Lindsay Lloyd-Smith speaking at the Sarawak Museum. Source: Borneo Post 20140825

Dr Lindsay Lloyd-Smith recently gave a talk at the Sarawak Museum on the ongoing work of the Central Borneo Project, focused on the Kelabit Highlands. Nick Gani, who gave me the heads up to this article, is also involved in the project and instrumental in coordinating archaeology education for undergraduate students at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Both Lindsay and Nick are personal friends of mine.

Dr Lindsay Lloyd-Smith speaking at the Sarawak Museum. Source: Borneo Post 20140825
Dr Lindsay Lloyd-Smith speaking at the Sarawak Museum. Source: Borneo Post 20140825

‘Need to locate undiscovered sites in Kelabit Highlands’
Borneo Post, 28 August 2014

There is an urgency to locate any previously undiscovered sites with archaeological value in the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak before the Ba’ Kelalan-Bario road project comes through the area.

Dr Lindsay Lloyd-Smith of Sogang University, Seoul, said this at the Niah Room, Dewan Tun Abdul Razak recently, when he was delivering a talk entitled ‘Early Central Borneo Project 2014: A Research, Community, and Capacity-Building Archaeology Project in Pa’Lungan, Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak’.

The project is a collaborative research-community archaeology and heritage project investigating the prehistory of central Borneo.

According to Dr Lloyd-Smith, this year’s work include a field school in archaeology for 10 Unimas undergraduate Anthropology and Sociology students in the Faculty of Social Sciences, who had just taken the first ever university level course in archaeology in Sarawak.

Full story 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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