Anthropology in Southeast Asia

Archaeology also studies human societies and culture, but focuses on material remains left behind by people in the past. In the North American tradition, archaeology is one of the four sub-fields of anthropology (the others being physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistics), while elsewhere, archaeology is a seperate field. For the purposes of this website, anthropology refers to the non-archaeological aspects of anthropology in Southeast Asia, including intangible cultural heritage, indigenous peoples and linguistics.

To cite this page: Tan, Noel Hidalgo (2021, Updated 9 September 2022) Anthropology. Southeast Asian Archaeology. Available at:
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News Archive
News Archive
Online Lecture Library
A searchable collection on publicly-available lectures
Virtual Archaeology
Archaeological sites and museums you can visit online
Archaeological Projects in Southeast Asia
A list of past and present archaeological project websites
Journals and Scholarly Research
Scholarly research and a list of Southeast Asian archaeology journals
Tools and Software
Field work equipment and digital tool recommendations, with many available for free.
Job postings, scholarships and funding opportunities
Job postings, scholarships and funding opportunities

Recommended Books

These are books relevant to the Southeast Asian anthropology, with a focus on archaeology. Some of these links are affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you click on them and make a purchase. For other sources of reliable academic information, you should also check out the books page for latest releases and the occassional free book, as well as the journals page for the latest scientific research.

Last update on 2023-12-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Anthropology News from Southeast Asia

The news reports indexed below usually link to external sites that were active at the time of posting; sometimes websites may be temporarily down or may have reorganised their underlying architecture or have even closed down – in these cases the links may not be available. Most of the news articles archived are in English, although when I am made aware of stories in this and other languages I try to index them.

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