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Physical/Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology on the 19 th IPPA International Congress

The 19 th International Congress of IPPA - Indo Pacific Prehistory Association, which co-organizsed with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology, will be held at Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Conference Centre, in Hanoi, Vietnam, during Sunday 29 Nov. to Saturday 5 Dec. ,2009.

Theme of ' THE  CONTRIBUTION  OF  BIOARCHAEOLOGY  TO  THE  STUDY  OF  SOCIAL  IDENTITY  IN  SOUTHEAST  ASIA  AND  THE  PACIFIC "  was included as C.3  under the major theme C : themes with thematic or dosciplinary (comparative, social, biological, environmental) foci.

C.3 was proposed to focus on social indentity - how we perceive and classify ourselves and others into categories – is fundamental to the construction of societies and culture. As a specialisation that incorporates both the biological and social sciences, bioarchaeology is particularly well placed to contribute to the understanding of social identities in the past. This session will include papers on recent Southeast Asian and Pacific bioarchaeological research incorporating aspects of social theory. The combination of biological evidence with methodological and theoretical advances in mortuary archaeology can contribute to a broader understanding of a wide range of aspects of social identity including age, sex/gender, health, disability, social status, kinship and occupation.

Siân Halcrow and Nancy Tayles from Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of Otago, New Zealand, are in charge as theme organisers. 

Interesting papers submitted to be presented by many scholars, including professional archaeologists, anthropologists, graduate students from various countries in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific region, Thai scholars involved for this theme, e.g. Korakot Boonlop,
 Natthamon Pooreepatpong, Naruphol Wangthonchaicharoen.


For more information, pleas visit arts.anu.edu.au/arcworld/ippa/IPPAsessions.htm