New Publications Webpage

We have received a number of requests to forward new books, articles and other publications to be posted on our website or shared to the IPPA Community.

Iza has set up a page for this purpose at the IPPA website

On the top right hand side of the page there is a button you can click and enter the details of your publication. We are only accepting publications for 2020, but also including unpublished reports that you might think are of interest to IPPA members

We highly encourage local and regional publications, including those that are in languages other than English. Can you please provide an English translation of the title, and where the publication can be found.

If you have any announcements of upcoming events or opportunities, please also send these through. Iza will also post these in our Home Page.


IPPA Membership

For those of you whose IPPA membership fees are due - you can pay through the ANU ePayments Portal.

Please note that there are various rates for Rate A and Rate B countries, and it depends on whether you want to pay for 1 year or more.

Here is a list of current rates. This can also be found on the website along with what constitutes Rate A and B countries & membership:

IPPA Membership Fee

Please note that payments listed below are in Australian dollars (NOT US$)

Rate A one year A$50

Rate A 2 years A$90

Rate A 3 years A$120

Rate B one year A$25

Rate B 2 years A$45

Rate B 3 years A$60

We try to keep the membership rates affordable to all. Remember the fees primarily go to supporting the next IPPA Congress as well as small fees for maintenance and up keep of the website etc - so all are gratefully received.

Thank you for your continuing support of our community


Election of New IPPA Executive Committee

Dear all,

First, I would like to thank all those who have nominated individuals as potential members of the IPPA Executive Committee, and those who have agreed to stand for election to membership.

We had a good response for nominations. We had two nominations for Oceania, 3 for East (Northeast) Asia, 6 for Southeast Asia and a further 3 for South Asia. The IPPA Executive will consist of two members from each region.

As Oceania has only two nominees, they will be automatically included in the Executive (the names will be announced with the rest of the Executive Committee following the voting).

You, the IPPA members now have the opportunity to choose the executive members for the regions of East, Southeast and South Asia. The attached pdf contains a short biography for each of the nominated candidates.

The link below will take you to a short election form:

Please select TWO individuals from each region. Once you have made your selection please press submit and the form will be returned to IPPA.

NOTE: If you cannot access the form or it won’t work then please send an email with your chosen candidates to this address:

I will not reveal the individual votes for each of the nominees but simply announce the selected candidates at the end of March 2019.

Please take the opportunity to have your vote. The selected candidates will represent you and your region on the IPPA Executive Committee for the next 8 years.




1st Virtual UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

Date: 17-18 September 2020 (online)

The Union of International Associations (UIA) cordially invites Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association to participate at its 1st Virtual UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific,, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September 2020.  Last day to register: Monday 7 September 2020.

UIA’s host partner  Seoul Tourism Organization will provide the virtual meeting platform where easy access, networking and educational content will combine to provide an engaging and rewarding experience for delegates.

 The Union of International Associations is inviting people working in and with international associations,

·      we will virtually meet and attend presentations on common challenges by peers working in international associations

·      we will discuss in workshops and break-out rooms and you will have the chance to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experience

·      participants will be invited to join mini games individually or in teams, with opportunities to win prizes

·      UIA team members will moderate the sessions throughout, guiding and assisting the delegates

·      the Seoul Tourism Organization Team will assist you in any technical need

·      we will have breaks!

·      and you will have the chance of a Virtual Seoul Tour

 See the topics of the programme below – and watch the Round Table website   for updates and more details!

Thanks to the support of our host,    Seoul Tourism Organization, we will be able to offer a high-level educational programme through a high-level and easy to access technology platform for a low fee of KRW 50,000 / 40 US dollars. 

How to register for the 1st virtual UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific:

 (1) Go to

(2) Click on “register now” for Round Table Asia-Pacific

(3) Fill in your username XC0072

(4) Fill in your password RCDENOBS

 You can use this username and password to register any number of delegates; each of your delegates will need to log in and register separately.

The Third National Conference of Vietnam National Museum of Nature System

Date: 09-10 March 2021

On the occasion of 15 years establishment celebration of Vietnam National Museum of Nature (3/2006-3/2021) and to enhance the exchanges, publish the results of research in Museology, Biology, Interdisciplinary (Earth Science, Life Science, Archeology and other interdisciplinary). The Vietnam National Museum of Nature would like to invite you to attend the conference.

PARTICIPANTS: Scientists, educators and managers related to the areas of Museology, Biology and Earth Science; Interdisciplinary (Earth Science, Life Science, Archeology and other interdisciplinary).

DATE (in tentative): 09-10 of March 2021

VENUE: Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay,

Hanoi, Vietnam

LANGUAGE: Vietnamese is the official language; International participants use English.


- Museology;

- Biodiversity, Ecology, Nature Conservation

- Geology, Geography, Soils and Environment

- The interdisciplinary of life sciences and earth sciences; Archeology and other


EXPENDITURE: Participant fee and Publication fee: Free of charge



Research results have not been published in any publication.

Articles in Vietnamese or English, including: Title; Author; Agency; Rationale; I. Research Methodology; II. Research results; III. Discussion. IV. Conclusion; References; Title, Author, Agencies and Summary in English (for Vietnamese version) or Title, Author, Agencies and summary by Vietnamese (for English version).

Form of manuscripts

- Paper Size: Microsoft Word in the A4 size

- Margins: Top: 4 cm; Bottom: 4 cm; Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm

- Font: Times New Roman (Unicode standard).

- Font size: Title: 14 pt, uppercase, bold, centered. Authors: 13 pt, lowercase, italic bold.

Agencies: 13 pt, lowercase, italic. Main text: 12 pt, regular

- Section headings: Section headings (and Subsection headings) be formatted by level: bold, italic bold, italic; lowercase.

- Line spacing: Single; Paragraph: 6pt

- Caption & Legends: The table caption is center-aligned above a table; the figure legend is center-aligned below a figure; Captions and legends are shown in italic type.

- References: List of numbers. Author(s) name(s) (in bold), year of publication. Article title / book title. Journal / publisher. Volume / issue. Page(s) / Number of pages.

- Summary: Fewer than 20 lines.

- The manuscripts be up to a maximum of 12 pages.

Submission: 01 printed copy and 01 electronic copy (in Microsoft Word).

Registration deadline: before 30/9/2020

Submission deadline: before 30/11/2020

Post address: MSc. Do Thi Hai – Chief of the Conference Secretariat

Mobile: (+84) 37 995 6150; Office phone: (+84) 243791 7447



1. The organizing committee expect the authors to submit the articles in time. Unacceptable articles shall not be returned.

2. An author must not be named first in a list of authors in more than 3 articles.

3. The full text article will be published in the Proceedings with published index ISBN.



Nguyen Trung Minh







Personal information

Surname and first name:................................................


Titles and degrees:.....................................................................


Telephone:................................ Cellphone:..............................


Type of participation

Articles Oral presentation Poster

Subject of participation

Biodiversity, Ecology, Nature conservation

Geology, Geography, Soils and Environment


Interdisciplinary of life sciences and earth sciences; Archeology and other



Postdoctoral Scholar Program, Academia Sinica

The Academia Sinica in Taiwan is starting the 2021 Postdoctoral Scholar Program application. The deadline is 21 September 2020. The successful applicant is aimed to start the 2-year postdoc program from January 2021.

The application procedure is online ( The applicant requires to

(1) submit a research proposal within 10 pages,

(2) provide 3 referees,

(3) find a Sponsoring Mentor (supervisor/PI) in Academia Sinica.

For contacting the potential Sponsoring Mentor specialised in archaeology, please refer to the faculty page of the Institute of History and Philology in Academia Sinica.

For more details and review criteria, please refer to the online application system.

Postdocs at the Department of Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute

The Department of Archaeogenetics at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, is generally seeking qualified applicants to consider to Postdoc positions in Population Genetics (E13 100%) for up to four years.

The overarching research topic in the department of Archaeogenetics is the use of novel scientific approaches from high throughput sequencing of ancient DNA from human populations and their pathogens to explore research questions related to human history, gene-culture coevolution, and adaptation to infectious disease.

We are generally seeking qualified candidates to analyse human genomic data from ancient and modern samples to reconstruct population history. The goal is to understand genetic diversity and substructure of past populations mostly from but not exclusive to Western Eurasia. To this end, the candidate will use statistical methods to quantify ancestral relationships, such as PCA, admixture, and f-statistics. We are also developing explicit tree- and graph-based population-genetic models for common ancestry and admixture between different groups of samples to understand order and timing of historical events.

Ideal applicants should have completed a PhD in genetics, bioinformatics, and computer science or relevant neighboring disciplines, ideally worked with large high-throughput sequencing or SNP datasets, and have a profound interest in human history. Prerequisites also include evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to complete tasks in a timely and structured fashion.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increase the employment of individuals with a disability and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society also seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are under-represented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Please submit a letter of interest in one single file up to 5 MB detailing how you meet the qualifications and what you would like to work on, and a curriculum vitae (indicating previous academic performance indicators, publication history, and prior research experience) via our online application form:

Please note that when submitting your document in our application form you will be asked for contact information of three referees. Your referees will receive an email containing a link where they can upload their letter of recommendation. The deadline for submission of these letters is the same as the one for the applications.

For more details on the research program please contact:

Prof. Johannes Krause, E-mail:

Dr. Wolfgang Haak, E-mail:

Dr. Stephan Schiffels, E-mail:


IPPA Newsletter

We welcome contributions for the IPPA Newsletter to be published biannually. Please email Michelle Eusebio or the Secretariat for submissions.

Archaeology of Food and Foodways (Journal)

We invite you to submit your current research for consideration in the second issue of the international refereed journal Archaeology of Food and Foodways.

For submission guidelines or subscriptions: Archaeology of Food and Foodways

Editorial inquiries:

Frequency: Two issues per volume year

ISSN: 2514-8370 (Print); 2514-8389 (Online)

Journal Aims and Objectives

Archaeology of Food and Foodways is an international refereed journal showcasing original scholarly work on the relationship between human sustenance and society. This publication foregrounds the dynamics between food and culture, food and environment, and shifts in foodways over time, covering time periods from prehistory through the 19th century. We encourage the submission of original work by archaeologists, historians, Classicists, and other scholars who address methodologies, theories, historical trajectories, cross-cultural comparisons, and controversies surrounding material culture and past foodways. We also encourage the submission of work by scholars and other specialists who have applied archaeological findings to such domains as public policy, culinary arts, and dietary regimes.

Archaeology of Food and Foodways accepts submissions of original Research Articles, Thematic Essays, Applied Articles, Photo Essays, and Thematic Issues. All submissions must have an archaeological focus, but may elucidate experimental archaeological or ethnoarchaeological work if applied to a specific archaeological problem, or incorporate archaeological research into contemporary applications. Submissions may have any geographical focus. AFF does not publish short notes, descriptive excavation reports, limited artifact studies, or book reviews.

We hope you will be willing to circulate this announcement to interested colleagues!

Many thanks,

Shanti Morell-Hart (McMaster University, Canada)

Erica Rowan (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

Shinya Shoda (Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan -奈良文化財研究所)

Archaeology of Food and Foodways -

Editors -

Archaeology of Food and Foodways

Editors -

Shanti Morell-Hart (McMaster University), Erica Rowan (Royal Holloway, University of London), and Shinya Shoda (Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties)