via Oli Pryce, an interview with Dr Vince Pigott and his work on metallurgical research in Southeast Asia.
via Read the Cloud, 03 October 2018: A Thai article on Joyce White and Ban Chiang.
via Esquire Philippines, 02 July 2018: Esquire’s interview of Thomas Ingicco, head of the team that discovered the fossil of 700,000-year-old butchered rhino in the Philippines (see here).
Dr. Ingicco is the leader of the archaeological team that unearthed a find in Kalinga that may prove that humans were in the Philippines ten times longer than previously believed.
I am sorry to share the news of the passing of Ian Glover, a titan in the field of Southeast Asian archaeology. Lia Genovese shares the following:
In case you have not heard. Some very sad news.
Ian Glover passed away yesterday, on his birthday, while on holiday in Sicily. He collapsed after breakfast in Catania and could not be revived.
Only this afternoon I emailed him to wish him happy birthday again and to tell him about my recent fieldwork in Borneo. I also told him that conferences will never be the same again without him. I was referring to a recent conversation I had with Ian, when he told me that he would not be attending the IPPA in September this year because “he had nothing new to say”.
RIP, Ian, a gentleman and a most generous scholar.
Indonesian archaeologist recalls Flores ‘hobbit’ fossil find 15 years on, and what it meant for him and Indonesian archaeology
via South China Morning Post, 23 April 2018:
ភ្ញៀវប្រចាំថ្ងៃ – លោកសាឃឿន សក្តា៖ ការរកឃើញអតីតរាជវាំងលើខ្នងភ្នំគូលែន មានសារសំខាន់ សម្រាប់ចុះបញ្ជីសម្បត្តិបេតិកភណ្ឌពិភពលោក
via RFI, 09 April 2018: A radio interview with Cambodian archaeologist Sakada Sakhouen (a good friend of mine) about the recent excavation of the palace site in Phnom Kulen. Article and interview is in Khmer.
via Nippon.com. 06 April 2018:
Award-winning Japanese scholar Ishizawa Yoshiaki is one of the world’s leading authorities on Khmer inscriptions of the Angkor period (802–1431). His honors include the Ramon Magsaysay Award, sometimes described as the “Asian Nobel,” for his contributions over the course of half a century in restoring to the Cambodian people a sense of pride in their cultural heritage. We spoke to him about his long career working on the monuments at Angkor and his efforts to train a new generation of Cambodian conservators.
via Khaosod English, 08 March 2018: Last week we celebrated International Womens’ Day, and Khaosod English profile Jo Sankhaprasit, a female underwater archaeologist in Thailand.
Dive into the Gulf of Thailand with Pornnatcha “Jo” Sankhaprasit in search of the relics and secrets of a 700-year-old shipwreck.
via Mothership.sg, 25 Feb 2018: Interview feature of Prof. John Miksic
Singapore’s Indiana Jones? Sort of.
via Gulf News, 14 February 2018:
Working side by side with Cambodians Japanese historian Yoshiaki Ishizawa has devoted fifty years of his life to preserve the temple complex for the future
Source: Preserving Angkor Wat’s legacy