Set Square

Elena Piotto

Elena Piotto
The Australian National University
Matja Kuru 2 in Timor-Leste. The initial phase of an excavation commences when squares are set out. This photo shows the old pit (from a previous field trip) in the foreground while the new squares are being strung. Equipment surrounds the section – ready and waiting for the excavation to begin in earnest.

Ta Prohm Excavation

Alison Carter

Alison Carter
Greater Angkor Project 2014
This photo is from the Greater Angkor Project excavation at Ta Prohm in June-July 2014. Dr. Miriam Stark, the project Co-Investigator, has been a great proponent of international cross-cultural collaboration, especially between Southeast Asian archaeologists. In this picture we have archaeologists from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, and Australia inspecting one of our excavation trenches. From left to right: Sovann Voeurn, Komnet Moul, Piphal Heng, Udomluck “Aom” Hoontrakul, Pipad “Kob” Krajaejun, Hannah Arnhold, Rachna Chhay, Ngaire Richards,and Quy Tran.

Volunteer opportunity in Singapore: The Adam Park Project

Readers in Singapore may be interested in getting involved in The Adam Park Project, an archaeological investigation looking for World War II remnants from 22-26th April.

The Adam Park Project, Singapore
The Adam Park Project, Singapore

For details check out the project page here.

Rock art and sacred sites in Mainland Southeast Asia

Starting off the week with a post about what I’ve been up to the last six weeks – I’ve been in Thailand and Laos to conduct some fieldwork at rock art sites. I was particularly interested in the connection of rock art with religious (typically Buddhist) sites.

The team at Khao Chan Ngam, in Nakhon Ratchasima province in Thailand
The team at Khao Chan Ngam, in Nakhon Ratchasima province in Thailand

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Call for Applications: The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project

From the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, an opportunity for Southeast Asian Archaeologists to train in an underwater archaeology fieldwork project in Australia:

The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project
Location: Port Philip Bay, Victoria, Australia
Dates: 16 April – 11 May 2012
Deadline for submission: 24 February 2012
Registration details here.
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