EurASEAA 15 kicks off

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The 15th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists kicked off this afternoon in Paris. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow bits of the conference using the hashtag #euraseaa15 (or just see the window below)


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Lenggong artefacts on show in Paris

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The Malaysian Department of Heritage is organising a five-day exhibition that started on Tuesday on the heritage of Malaysia at the Unesco offices in Paris. Among the exhibits featured are artefacts from the Lenggong valley. It looks like the government is selling the 1.8 million year-old date – does anyone know if a paper has been published on it yet?

Unesco to show Lenggong Valley artefacts
New Straits Times, 14 February 2012
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4th Southeast Asian Archaeology Workshop: Ceramics related to maritime exchange networks between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, c. 500 BC to c. 500 AD.

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From Dr. Oli Pryce:

You are cordially invited to the 4th Southeast Asian Archaeology Workshop, to be held at the à la Maison de l’Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116) in Paris on Friday 29th June 2012. From its foundation at UCL in 2006, the biannual Workshop has been intended to provide a predominantly Anglo-French forum for the informal dissemination and discussion of state-of-the-art regional research, particularly from post-graduate and post-doctoral scholars, complementary to the larger international format of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists meetings.

Recent and laudable advances in archaeobotanical “Indian Ocean” research have only emphasised the dearth of material culture data on this topic, especially pottery, and thus, for 2012, the Workshop will have a specific focus on “Ceramics related to maritime exchange networks between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, c. 500 BC to c.
500 AD.” Confirmed speakers include: Yvette Balbaligo (UCL), Phaedra Bouvet (Paris III), Franca Cole (Cambridge), Coline Lefrancq (Université Libre de Bruxelles), and Noémie Martin (CEROI-INALCO), offering geographical coverage from Indonesia and the Philippines, littoral China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia in the East, to Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar in the West. Slots for presentations remain open to proposals within a 25 minute oral + 5 minute questions format, with plenty of time left for extended discussion. The workshop is free and open to all, and we look forward to welcoming you to Paris this summer.

For more information and abstract submission please contact co-organiser Oli Pryce by email: opryce@gmail.com