Senior Specialist in Archaeology, Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), Thailand
As a senior specialist in archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, Noel Hidalgo Tan works in capacity building for archaeology across Southeast Asia. His research highlights have been documenting rock art sites across mainland Southeast Asia and discovering the hidden paintings of Angkor. His larger research interests lie in the archaeology of Southeast Asia, in particular the rock art of Southeast Asia. His career has seen participation in a number of projects across Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. His interests in rock art are influenced by his journalism background, and he has published works in the mainstream and online media as well as in academic press. He runs the Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog.