Welcome to Ban Non Wat and Beyond

NOTE THAT THIS SITE IS BEING RENNOVATED (AS OF MAY 2017) - SITE CONTENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED.

This is where you can find out some of what is happening in and around Ban Non Wat. It is a news and update site - it is not a final publication. To my students: 'no, you cannot use this as a reference in your essays!'.

Archaeology projects have been ongoing at Ban Non Wat since 2002 including partners from the University of Otago, the Fine Arts Department of Thailand, Southern Cross University, Kasetsart University and James Cook University. More recently, through a partnership between James Cook University and the Nakhon Ratchasima Rajhabhat University, a number of community development projects are now well underway as well.

The key funder, and research partner, is the Earthwatch Institute. Without this organization, and especially  the many volunteers, none of this work would be possible (see our project here).

Check the history page for a brief overview of the main events so far and the Blog page & Twitter feed (this page) for current happenings. The documents & folders tab will lead you to draft reports and other preliminary documents. As well as the images link (above) you an also check out my Flickr site for images of Ban Non Wat (amongst other photography projects).

Nigel Chang

James Cook University

Dog burial from excavation unit G104. Digital illustration prepared by Pimpicha Bannanurak based on original field drawing by Peter Petchey. See more of these illustrations in the 'Folders & Documents' section of this website.

Aerial photo of Ban Non Wat showing the general location of each of the excavation units so far. Note the the more recent excavations (in red) make up a (slightly wobbly) transect across the site - West to East

Based on these excavation units we can construct a best-guess cross-section of the mound providing a rough idea of how the site has built up from one major era to the next