The Rojak #70: Pet Sacrifices and other Macabre Tales
A collection of things that aren't related to Southeast Asia or Archaeology, but kinda are
Greetings from bustling Bangkok and welcome to September’s edition of the Rojak - a collection of stories that, while perhaps not precisely within the remit of Southeast Asian archaeology, still dance around the edges of the discipline. In this edition, we span from a mysterious footprint in Udon Thani to the shifting sands of Venice, touch upon the ethics of anthropological practices, and even cast a discerning eye on the legacy of the iconic Indiana Jones. While these stories might seem disparate at first glance, they all offer fascinating insights into how history, culture, and modernity intersect and converse in today’s world.
The Rojak is a bonus newsletter for the members on Substack and supporters from Buy Me a Coffee. It is named after an exotic salad found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. No pets were sacrificed in the making of this newsletter.