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Globetrotting

Globetrotting

Globetrotting: An Archaeologist’s Photo Journal is a collection of 50 of my favorite shots that I have taken over the past ten years. Many of them come from work I have done as an archaeologist or anthropologist, and some are just plain cool. Check it out on amazon and let me know what you think!

Sunset in Cebu

Sunset over the Pacific from Boljoon, Cebu, Philippines (taken in June 2011).

Globetrotting: A Photo Book

Globetrotting: A Photo Book

Globetrotting: An Archaeologist’s Photo Journal is a collection of 50 of my favorite shots that I have taken over the past ten years. Many of them come from work I have done as an archaeologist or anthropologist, and some are just plain cool. Check it out on amazon and let me know what you think!

Candi Prambanan: Why You Need to Go and How to Get There

Candi Prambanan: Why You Need to Go and How to Get There

Candi Prambanan is an ancient Shivaite temple located in Central Java, just 17km outside of the city of Yogyakarta. According to archaeologists, construction began in the end of the 9th century under Rakai Pikatan, ruler of the Matarm Kingdom.

The Language of Laughter

The Language of Laughter

I’d just gotten back from the lab and Aude asks if I want to go for a bike ride.  The bikes were just fixed, and we wanted to see some more of the village.  I changed into more comfortable riding…

18 November 2009

Going back to this idea of inland versus coastal settlements, is it possible that Indianization could have only been occurring on the coasts, not really penetrating the interior, if Indianization occurred at all? Also, what if Indianization occurred with luxury trade rather than more utilitarian trade? So Indian objects may be present at sites in Southeast Asia, but only in elite contexts?

12 September 2009

I’ve been reading about Indianization (the idea that most cultural innovation in Indonesia (and Southeast Asia) in the first millennium AD came from India, either through colonists or migrants), which I find problematic on a number of levels.

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