Bulletin of the Society for East Asian Archaeology Volume 2 (2008)
online version: ISSN 1864-6018
print version: ISSN 1864-6026
The Beijing 2008 papers
With great pleasure I like to announce the publication of three more essays on East Asian archaeology in BSEAA.
The three papers from my panel ‘Island Archaeology in East Asia – Interaction and Isolation’ continue our Beijing 2008 papers volume of BSEAA. Many obstacles lay in our way this time relating not only to major challenges in the composition and layout of figures and maps. I am extremely grateful that Michael MOOS again sacrificed so much time on tackling the layout problems, even coming up with a new web design program that eventually smoothed away a lot of our difficulties.
I would also like to express my gratitude to James LANKTON for taking over the final co-reading of the BSEAA manuscripts; his comments and suggestions contributed very much to the improvement of our essays. It is a great pleasure to work with you, Jim!
For an introduction into our panel and the various contributions please see my ‘General Remarks on Island Archaeology in East Asia’, which opens the Island Archaeology block.
Hattingen, April 12, 2009
Almost three months have passed since our 4th Worldwide SEAA Conference in Beijing successfully brought together more than 200 scholars from all over the world to meet, socialize, and debate a wide range of topics connected to East Asian archaeology in altogether 32 panels, enjoyably organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), first and foremost by LI Xinwei, CHEN Xingcan, and WANG Wei.
Selected papers from the Beijing event will successively be published in BSEAA. The contribution we start with comes from Stephen CHIA, who presents an overview of "Prehistoric Sites and Research in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia", introducing a wealth of finds from recent excavations that shed light on human habitation from late Palaeolithic to the early historic period and in parts suggest possible affinities with cultures in southern China and Taiwan.
In addition, James W. LANKTON provides us with a summary of his panel on "The Contribution of Glass Study to East Asian Archaeology at the Fourth Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, Beijing, 2-5 June, 2008", emphasizing glass studies as an important issue in archaeological research – both traditional and scientific.
Hattingen, August 20, 2008
Please cite BSEAA online articles as in the following example:
CHIA, Stephen 2008, Prehistoric Sites and Research in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. Bulletin of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (BSEAA) 2, http://www.seaa-web.org.
CHIA, Stephen, Prehistoric Sites and Research in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. Bulletin of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (BSEAA) , Vol. 2 (2008), pp. 1-7.
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