UCLA Philippine Archaeology page

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Just highlighting this Philippine Archaeology project page from UCLA, run by Dr Stephen Acabado. Also linked on the resources page.

The Archaeology Program at the Department of Anthropology, University of California-Los Angeles, has established a long-term project in the Philippines that involves research, training, and community engagement. Together with UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Dr. Stephen Acabado has successfully run the Ifugao Archaeological Project, and more recently, the Bicol Archaeological Project. In 2019, UCLA will launch the Archaeology of Spanish Colonialism in the Philippines, with the Partido State University, Ifugao State University, Archaeological Studies Program-University of the Philippines, and the Archdiocese of Caceres as collaborators.

The research program aims to contribute to archaeological studies in the Philippines as well as train the next generation of archaeologists, particularly those interested in the archaeology of the Philippines. More importantly, the training component of the research program provides opportunities for heritage students to conduct research in the Philippines. Indeed, more than 20 students of Filipino heritage have participated in the IAP since its inception.

Source: Frontpage – Philippine Archaeology

Categories: Philippines Websites


Public lecture: The Rise and Fall of the Khmer Empire

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Readers in Los Angeles might be interested in the colloquium by Dr Chen Chenratana on the rise and fall of Angkor.


The Rise and Fall of the Khmer Empire during the Angkor period, 9th to 15th century A.D.
Colloquium with Dr. CHEN Chanratana, University of Cambodia
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Venue: 10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

Archaeological research in Cambodia began in the late 19th century following the rediscovery of the lost jungle capital of the Khmer Empire by French explorers. The artistic and architectural magnificence of the Khmer civilization immediately attracted the greatest scholars of France and Europe. American and Asian scholars later joined the mission to better understand this brilliant culture. People from around the world participated in grand efforts to map, excavate and restore ancient structures and countless studies, articles and books were published about the Khmer.

Tragically, war in Southeast Asia during the 1970s stopped academic progress for nearly 25 years. Cambodia did not begin to recover until the early 1990s when the present government restored order in the nation. In 1994, Angkor Wat was registered as a World Heritage site attracting many international heritage groups to Cambodia and the Angkor region. Working with local experts from Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the APSARA Authority these organizations are once again continuing the mission to restore and preserve the legacy of Khmer temples and heritage.

The presentation will focus on the Rise and the Fall of the Khmer Empire during the Angkor period, from the 9th to 15th centuries A.D., drawing on the most recent research findings from local and international institutions.

More details here.

Cotsen Postdoc in Southeast Asian Archaeology

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The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA in California is offering a one-year postdoc starting in September this year. Interested applicants can read the details here. Deadline is 16 March 2015.

Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, announces a postdoctoral position for the academic year, 2015-16, to begin September 1, 2015. We are seeking a recent Ph.D. in archaeology or any field related to archaeology with a research project and/or methodological specialization that complements resources at the Cotsen Institute, such as paleoenvironmental studies, historical archaeology, or early complex societies. Preference will be given to a candidate specializing in an aspect of East or Southeast Asian archaeology. The position will be funded for a period of one year [10 months], and will include benefits. Qualifications: This position is for a recipient of a recent PhD degree, earned between 2012 and 2015 (degree date by June 30, 2015).

Details here.