About SEAArch>> The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog was started in 2006 to help me keep track of the archaeology news in the Southeast Asia. Archaeology is a relatively young discipline in Southeast Asia and also one of the field’s most exciting frontiers. Even as many questions remain unanswered, it is apparent how diverse – yet closely interconnected – the region is. SEAArch began as a personal effort to keep track of the news, but has expanded to cover all aspects of archaeology in the region.
The bulk of this blog carries archaeology news from and about Southeast Asia, and in that way I act as a human aggregator for the news. Many of these articles are current at the time of posting, and in some cases the links may only be active for a few days or weeks. I try not to post the full story online, but I believe that the republishing of such news falls under the category of fair use as I always provide a link to the source. If you find a story here that you might want to read but is no longer available, you can try emailing me to see if I’ve a copy.
About Me>> My name is Noel Hidalgo Tan and I am the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) in Bangkok. My day-to-day work is building capacity and disseminating knowledge about the archaeology of the region, and also serving as the Managing Editor of the SPAFA Journal. However, this site is run in my personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organisations that I am affiliated to.
I graduated with a PhD from the Australian National University in 2014, researching the rock art of Mainland Southeast Asia. Before that, I completed a MA degree at the Centre for Global Archaeological Research at Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang, Malaysia) in 2010. I still maintain an active research interest in the rock art of Southeast Asia. You can visit my professional profile and research publications on LinkedIn, Academeia.edu, ResearchGate and Google Scholar.
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