What is this website about?
The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog (SEAArch) started in 2006 to help me keep track of the archaeology news in Southeast Asia. Archaeology is a relatively young discipline in this region and also one of the field’s most exciting frontiers. While SEAArch began as a personal effort to keep track of the news, it has expanded to become a massive resource page covering all aspects of archaeology in Southeast Asia.
The bulk of this website is archaeology news from and about Southeast Asia, and in that way I act as a human aggregator. The articles are current at the time of posting, but in some cases the links may be inactive after a while. I try not to post the full story online, and I believe that the republishing of such news falls under the category of fair use with attribution. Additionally, I am increasingly trying to post news that is not in English, but this capacity is limited as I do not have a working competency in the other languages. 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 have a copy archived somewhere.
What else is posted on SEAArch besides news?
Other things that get posted on this website:
- Links to research papers from reputable journals
- Job listings
- Notices of public events such as talks and lectures
- Basically, related to the archaeology of Southeast Asia provided it is credible and/or timely or useful.
I welcome link suggestions, but all posts are at my discretion. Errors are not deliberate, but if there are any, please let me know and I will resolve to correct inaccuracies quickly and appropriately.
Who runs SEAArch?
SEAArch is a personal project by me, Noel Hidalgo Tan. In my day job 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. 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.
How is SEAArch supported?
This site is maintained by myself in a personal capacity with my own financial resources. The costs of running the site is offset in part by advertising and affiliate links (see disclosure policy below), and through my annual crowdfunding appeal. If you wish to support this site directly, please consider Buying Me a Coffee.
Many thanks to following people have previously supported this website through Buy Me a Coffee in 2020: Gary Bingham, Alison Carter, Angela Chiu, Nick Coffill, Louise Cort, Aedeen Cremin, Jim Dodge, Sharon Dowley, Beverley Frankel, Arnoud Haag, Terry Lustig, David Rogers, Veronica Walker, Patricia and Mathew Welch, and many other supporters who have opted to remain anonymous.
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