About SEAArch>> The Southeast Asian Archaeology newsblog was started in May 2006 to help me keep track of the archaeology news in the Southeast Asia. Archaeology is a relatively young discipline in Southeast Asia today, and also one of the field’s most exciting frontiers. Even as many questions remain unanswered, it is becoming more and more apparent how diverse – yet closely interconnected – the region is. SEAArch initially began as a personal effort to learn more about the archaeology of Southeast Asia by keeping track of news, but has since expanded to cover podcasts, links and books as well.
About Me>> My name is Noel Hidalgo Tan and I am the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at the SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts. I graduated with a PhD from the Australian National University in 2014, researching the rock art of Southeast Asia, and working in sites across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand. I previously completed my MA at the Centre for Global Archaeological Research at Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang, Malaysia) in 2010 where I investigated the rock art site of Gua Tambun, in Perak, Malaysia. My other research interests include the archaeology of Singapore, the inter-linkings of politics and archaeology and photography in archaeology.
You can visit my professional research profiles on LinkedIn, Academeia.edu, ResearchGate and Google Scholar.
This site is run in my personal capacity, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organisations that I am affiliation to, in particular, SEAMEO-SPAFA and the Australian National University.
About the news>> The bulk of this blog carries archaeology news from Southeast Asia, and in that way I act as a human aggregator for news. Many of these news articles are current at the time of posting, and in some cases they are only online for a few days or weeks. I try not to post the full story online, and I believe that my republishing of such news falls under the category of fair use as I always provide a link to the source. If you find a story here that you might want to read but is no longer available, you can try emailing me to see if i’ve a copy.
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