Readers may be interested in this talk by Prof. Charles Higham, hosted by the Siam Society on 9 December 2021 on the launch of his new book Digging Deep: A Journey into Southeast Asia’s Past. Link to the Zoom registration below.
In his new book Digging Deep: A Journey into Southeast Asia’s Past, Charles Higham describes how his archaeological discoveries happened. He will bring to The Siam Society, a ride through some very exciting times. What happened at the Ban Chiang excavations now nearly 50 years ago? What is it like to uncover the 3700 years old burial of a woman who wore over 120,000 shell beads? At Ban Non Wat, he found incredible Bronze Age super burials that require a complete rethink of social life as the first bronzes appeared. And now he has a new and exciting theory on the origins of early Thai civilisations in the light of climate change. As Professor Norman Hammond has written of this new book, “Here is a life laden with the thrill of discovery that have transformed understanding of the human past”.