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Same same but different? Pan-Pacific cross-cultural studies and methodological approaches
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Congress
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
January 12 - 18, 2014
Siem Reap, Cambodia
The 20th IPPA Congress will be held in Seam Reap, Cambodia, from Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th January 2014. The venue will be the APSARA facilities in Siem Reap, near Angkor (http://www.autoriteapsara.org/en/apsara.html). The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor is located 5 km north of Siem Reap. The town has many hotels and hostels at all levels of comfort and expense (http://www.tourismcambodia.com/travelguides/provinces/siem-reap.htm, also Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor etc) . You can fly directly to Siem Reap with stop-over in one of Asian hubs (Seoul, Guangzhou, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) or you can fly to Bangkok and come to Siem Reap by a/c bus via Khmer-Thai border checkpoint Poipet/Aranyaprathet. Siem Reap also has excellent medical/hospital facilities as well as a wide range of restaurants and tourist attractions in addition to Angkor Wat and related sites. The town and Angkor are safe and overall are extremely cheap to visit. Details of the last conference, which was in Hanoi, are on the old IPPA website http://arts.anu.edu.au/arcworld/ippa/19thcongress.htm
We are looking forward to see you in Siem Reap. Please send you abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or email@example.com by the end of May. In case of any enquiry please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, also feel free to share this invitation with any person that could be interested.
Call for Papers:
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the session „Same same but different? Pan-Pacific cross-cultural studies and methodological approaches” that will be held during Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Congress (http://ippa.weblogs.anu.edu.au/). During the conference we would like to discuss the issues of the cultures which developed in tropical areas, especially Mesoamerica and Southeast Asia, shared common features such as extensive water management systems or the low density urbanism (Cambodia, Maya Lowlands). However there were also some major differences, the most obvious being their political systems. In this session we will focus on the similarities and differences in a pan-Pacific context, focusing especially on issues of urbanism and settlement patterns, water management, environmental changes and methodological approaches. We are open to any paper, however we wish to encourage those on the following topics, for example: the intensification of agriculture in tropical forest of Mesoamerica and Southeast Asia; urban complexes: eg. Angkor or Tikal; applications of remote sensing technology for archaeological research in tropical forests.
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