Anthropologist Allard Discusses the Bronzes of Southeast Asia

Posted on 1/30/2014 1:15:55 PM

In January 2014, Francis Allard travelled to Southeast Asia to carry out research on early metallurgy, and to present two papers.

The papers included: ‘The Bronze Age of Southeast China: Interrupted Trajectories and the Issue of Scale’ (at the 20th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Siem Reap, Cambodia), and ‘Han Imperial Expansion toward the South and Southwest: Perspectives from Archaeology and History’ (at the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology, Hanoi). He also conducted preliminary research for a long-term project designed to clarify the chronology and processes of bronze production in the region.

He was also named to the editorial board of ‘Asian Perspectives’, a journal dedicated to the archaeology of Asia and the Pacific Region.