Meeting: “Searching for Suvarnabhumi in Thailand : Relics, Caskets, Brahmi Inscription and other new evidences”.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019.
talk by Dr. Bunchar Pongpanich (บัญชา พงษพานิช), MD.
The talk will present current research and
discoveries on the Suvarnabhumi civilization. The speaker will share
details of the continuing search for evidence in Thailand and relate
that work to excavations and documentation being done in the region
from India to China and into the Indo-Pacific area. For the first time,
newly found artifacts will be shared in Northern Thailand at the
meeting, inclu ding beads, relics, caskets,bronze bowls, Brahmin
inscriptions, punch mark coins and others.
Dr. Bunchar Pongpanich completed his medical degree at Chiang Mai
University in 1982. He served as medical officer and director in Nakorn
Sri Thammarat and at Walailak University for 20 years. His interest in
the heritage of the area led him to resign and devote himself to
Buddhism, history and community 4 concerns. He became director of the
Save Andaman Network – SAN – providing relief and support to fisherfolk
following the 2004 pan-Indian Ocean Tsunami and was the founding
director of the Buddhadasa Indhapanno Archives in 2010. He currently
collaborates on research on Suvarnabhumi with the Prince of Songkla
University. He is a foremost authority on ancient Thai beads, mostly
found in southern, western and central Thailand, traded along ancient
maritime trade routes thousands of years ago.
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