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Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association

  • promotes cooperation in the study of the prehistory of eastern Asia (east of 70┬║ longitude) and the Pacific region
  • maintains scholarly communication through regular congresses, communications, and the IPPA Bulletin
  • upholds ethical standards in prehistorical research.

The antecedent of IPPA was originally founded in 1929. It was termed the Far Eastern Prehistory Association from 1953 to 1976, after which the name was changed to Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association. IPPA currently has about 600 members and 60 bulletin subscribers in over 35 countries.

Breaking News

The 2018 Congress of IPPA will be held in Hue, central Vietnam, from 23 to 28 September 2018. Details will be announced as soon as they are available.


Ian Lilley
IPPA Secretary-general

Updated:  25 May 2017/ Responsible Officer:  IPPA Coordinator/ Page Contact:  IPPA Coordinator