A huge collection of 3400+ free website templates www.JARtheme.COM WP themes and more at the biggest community-driven free web design site

Prof. Dr. Stephen Chia Ming Soon

Professor
B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry (Universiti Sains Malaysia) 1989
M.A. Archaeology (Universiti Sains Malaysia) 1993
Ph.D. Archaeology (Universiti Sains Malaysia) 1997
 
Tel: 04 653 4118
Building: B15
 
Research Interests:
Archaeology of Malaysian Borneo and Southeast Asia, ancient pottery and coffins of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, China and Iran, archaeological maritime heritage of Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia, archaeological and cultural heritage protection, conservation and preservation in Malaysia, archaeometry and sourcing studies of archaeological artifacts.
 

About

Stephen Chia graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry in 1989, MA in Archaeology in 1993, and PhD in Archaeology in 1997 from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He is currently Professor at the Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang where he carries out his teaching, research and consultancy works.

He has received numerous international, national and university research grants to undertake archaeological research and training in Malaysia, Southeast Asia, India, China, Japan, USA and Bosnia. He is also actively involved in archaeological and cultural heritage preservation and conservation in Malaysia such as the Archaeological Impact Assessment at the Petronas gas pipeline project in Peninsular Malaysia (1990-1995), Bakun Dam project (1995), Murum Dam project (2009), Baram Dam (2010) in Sarawak, and a host of other conservation and archaeological development projects with the Department of National Heritage as well as the Department of Museums in Malaysia, in particular the Sabah and Sarawak Museums.

His current research areas include the archaeology of Malaysian Borneo and Southeast Asia, ancient pottery and coffins of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, China and Iran, archaeological maritime heritage of Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia, archaeological and cultural heritage protection, conservation and preservation in Malaysia, archaeometry and sourcing studies of archaeological artifacts. His research works and findings have been published in several books and monographs, more than 120 articles and chapters in books, journals, magazines, documentaries, conference papers and invited talks at both international and national levels.

Publications

Books

details here...

Special Issues

details here...

Journal Articles

details here...

Book Chapters

details here...

Book Reviews

details here...

Other Publications (Selected)

details here...

Research

Main Current Research Areas

  1. Archaeology of Malaysian Borneo and Southeast Asia
  2. Ancient Pottery and Coffins of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, China and Iran
  3. Archaeological Maritime Heritage of Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia
  4. Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Protection, Conservation and Preservation in Malaysia Archaeometry and Sourcing Studies of Archaeological Artifacts

Teaching

UNDER-GRADUATE TEACHING (Minor Programme)

Course Coodinator

UAW 302/4 – Science in Archaeology

Lecture topics:

a) Introduction to Science in Archaeology

b) Chemical and Physical Dating Methods

Teaching & Learning

1). UAW 101/4 – Introduction to Archaeology

Lecture topic:

a) Chronology and Dating

2) UAW 201/4 – Ascent of Man and Civilisation

Lecture topic:

a) World Neolithic Culture

3) UAW 303/4 – Southeast Asian Archaeology

Lecture topic:

a) Neolithic Cultures of Southeast Asia and Malaysia

4) UAW 304/4 – Archaeological Excavation

Lecture topic:

a) Ceramics and Conservation: Evidence and Analysis

Supervision

Supervision of Graduate Theses

details here...

Scanning Electron Microscope Online Booking