With virtual tours and 3D scanning becoming more and more viable, the idea of turning these technologies for remote access becomes increasingly compelling. Certainly for World Heritage Sites in danger and/or dispute, virtual tours may be one way for visitors to enjoy sites without leaving a physical mark – Borobudur, Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear […]
The latest Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistoric Association (BIPPA) has just been released online, featuring a number of papers that were presenting in Hanoi in 2009.
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Vol 30, 2010
Description from the website: The Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association is an international, peer-reviewed, open access online journal. […]
Readers might be interested in this upcoming conference in the Kingdom of Bhutan (hey, I think the conference venue alone makes it worth the trip!)
Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia: Place, Culture, and Power 4th SSEASR Conference, Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan 30 June – 03 July, 2011
Just wanted to share a couple of sites that I’ve come across in recent times:
Part of my pondering over whether I should get an iPad (or wait for the second generation one), Mobile Arch is a blog about the use of mobile technology with archaeology. The site’s quite young, but it promises […]
Here’s a handy tool for the field – using your camera phone as a microscope. This video shows you how you can use a cheap ‘toy’ microscope and attach it to an iPhone case and get image magnifications of 20-45X. Of course, there shouldn’t be a reason why you wouldn’t be able to adapt the […]
Research from China analysing the mDNA of East Asians suggests more evidence that early man migrated to China using the “Southern Route” from Arabia, India and Southeast Asia rather than from a northern Central Asian route. [Update: Link has been fixed]
Chinese scientists reveal ancient man’s route to East Asia People’s Daily, 12 October 2010
I’ve been warming up to the idea of an Ipad, particularly of being able to carry a small library of ebooks and pdf documents around for quick referencing. Now to tempt me even further, Apple has a minisite on how an archaeological team from the University of Cincinnati is using ipads to assist in excavations […]
The City University of Hong Kong is holding a student forum in January 2011 for postgraduates researching Asian anthropology. Deadline for applications is on October 1!
More details here.
Readers might be interested in this course by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property. Deadline for applications on 20 June 2010.
Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia – Pacific Region 2010: research, analysis and preservation of archaeological sites and remains 7 September â€“ 7 October 2010 Cultural […]
Nigel J. Hetherington from Past Preservers.com sends word that they are conducting a Media Training programmme targeted at historians, anthropologists and archaeologists to develop presentation skills for the screen.
The next programme will be held over the May 21st weekend in the UK and more information can be found on the Past Preservers blog.