This resource page provide links – over a hundred and counting – to online resources related to Southeast Asian archaeology. It is meant as a starting point for readers who are interested in the subject or who want to learn more about the archaeology of Southeast Asia and its constitutent countries. The links are organised into meaningful themes, but by necessity some of the groupings are further subdivided. For example, the countries and region group is naturally divided into the different countries of Southeast Asia (they each have a resource page on their own!), and the Research resources is made up of several pages such as Journals and Papers, Data Repositories and the Online Lecture Library. Most of the resources are in English, although some are in other languages (e.g., Indonesian and Thai). Although the list is extensive, it probably does not include every resource of relevance to Southeast Asian archaeology. This resource page is a work in progress, and I am continuing to add new resources. If you are aware of a useful resource not listed here, please contact me or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
Southeast Asia is a relatively modern term, used particularly during World War II to define the area east of India, south of Hong Kong, north of Australia and west of New Guinea. The broadly accepted definition of Southeast Asia is composed of 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. You can find out more about the archaeology of these Southeast Asian countries by clicking on the icons below. Southeast Asia can also be grouped into two regions: Mainland Southeast Asia and Island Southeast Asia. In this site, I have an additional category called Peripheral Southeast Asia which refers to the countries and regions at the edge of Southeast Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Southern China: (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Archaeology is so wide and interdisciplinary that archaeologists often specialise in the study of specific materials and topics. Here are some of the common research themes that can be found in Southeast Asian archaeology.
Below is a list of Southeast Asian archaeology resources for researchers that I have put together. As a researcher myself, I am acutely aware of the need for quality resources and I hope you find it useful. As always, I am happy to receive suggestions and additions to these lists – you can do so through the contact me page or by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.
This is a list of organisations that have are related to archaeological work or cultural heritage practice with a relevance to Southeast Asia. These external links are to official websites (as opposed to social media interest groups and accounts) 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. Unless stated, I have no connection with the organisations or entities in these links or control over their content. They are sorted alphebetically in categories. If you have a link to suggest, please contact me or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
Here is where I keep the other useful and interesting sites that are related to the archaeology of Southeast Asia. Unless stated, I have no connection with the organisations or entities behind these links or control over their content. I strive to keep this list updated and relevant, so if you have a suggestion for a useful resource not listed here, please contact me or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
Facebook is so ubiquitous that it is hard to keep track of all the official pages and groups. I try to prioritise Facebook Pages and Groups that are active and do not have a standalone web presence, followd by the official pages of organisations.