Established in October 2013, the new Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology (ISEAA) continues and builds upon the decades-long archaeological research programs in Thailand and Laos at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Southeast Asia Scholarly Database
The archaeological databases contain archaeological, biological, and cultural databases as well as data recording forms.
The Ban Chiang Project
MMAP hopes to find out if agricultural development upstream in Laos might have been related to that of the Ban Chiang cultural tradition sites downstream. Ban Chiang cultural tradition sites also lie in the middle Mekong basin, but on the opposite bank of the river in northeast Thailand. These sites have been studied for more than three decades. The Ban Chiang tradition has the oldest agricultural societies found in the middle Mekong so far, although the date and source for its beginnings are controversial.
Downloadable Skeletal Data
Detailed skeletal records of Ban Chiang Data and Non Nok Tha Data.
A searchable database of the provenience and analytical data from the metals and metal-related artifacts from Don Klang, Ban Tong, Ban Chiang, and Ban Phak Top
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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