William Meacham Digital Bibliography
- Preservation of Nine Rock Carvings in Hong Kong: A Consultancy Study of Ancient Rock Carvings Hong Kong Antiquities and Monuments Office, 2011
- Defining the Hundred Yueh Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, 1996
- Neolithic to Historic in the Hong Kong Region Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, 1999
- Origins and Development of the Yueh Coastal Neolithic: A Microcosm of Culture Change on the Mainland of East Asia [in] The Origins of Chinese Civilization, University of California Press, 1983. pp 147-175
- Coastal landforms and archaeology in the Hong Kong archipelago World Archaeology, 1984
- Archaeological Investigation of Coloane, Macau [with W. Kelly] Asian Perspectives, 1974
- Continuity and local evolution in the Neolithic of South China: a non-nuclear approach Current Anthropology, 1977
- The Archaeology of Hong Kong Archaeology magazine, 1980
- On the improbability of Austronesian origins in South China Asian Perspectives, 1988
- Further considerations of the hypothesized Austronesian Neolithic migration from South China to Taiwan and Luzon Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, 1992
- Austronesian origins and the peopling of Taiwan--Part 1 - Part 2 [in] Austronesian Studies Related to Taiwan , Academia Sinica, Taipei, 1995
- Solheim and Austronesian origins [in] Southeast Asian Archaeology; Wilhelm G. Solheim II Festschrift, University of the Philippines Press, 2004
- New C-14 Dates from China: Notes and Commentary? Asian Perspectives, 1976
- Review of "The Archaeology of Ancient China" by Kwang-chih Chang Asian Perspectives, 1990
- Review of "Studies in Chinese Archaeology" by Cheng Te-k'un. [on pages 341-344] Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1982
- Religion and the origins of Shang civilization: notes on a theory of proto-history--Part 1 - Part 2 Ching Feng, 1974
- Stratification, exploitation, slavery and the origins of Chinese civilization--Part 1 - Part 2 Ching Feng, 1978
- "Deep level reconstructions" of linguistic prehistory and the return to the nuclear area Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 1995
- On the Archaeological Evidence for a Coin-on-Eye Jewish Burial Custom in the First Century A.D. Biblical Archaeologist, 1986
- See also articles related to the Confederate cemetery at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, below in "Other."
The Turin Shroud
A collection of articles on genealogy, focusing on Virginia and Kentucky Meachams and Arkansas Mathews 1999-2013 website
Confederate Tragedy at Hopkinsville and the Missing Graves 2012. website
Ground Penetrating Radar Survey at Riverside in Hopkinsville 2013. website
Excavations of 2014 and 2015 at Riverside in Hopkinsville 2016. website
Was measles a powerful killer, as widely believed, during the Civil War? Journal of Civil War Medicine, 2013
Postinfection Immunity to Measles Was Known to Common Folk Well Before Its Discovery by Science The American Journal of Medical Sciences, June 2014 vol.347 issue 6
How Hong Kong ignored weeks of signals that SARS was coming South China Morning Post, 2003
The Amazing Dr. Kouznetsov [story of a scientific fraud] Antiquity, 2007
What did John `see and believe' in the tomb? Countless Easter sermons and many Bible commentators may have got it wrong Expository Times, 2009
A catastrophe of human errors [Indian Ocean tsunami] South China Morning Post, 2005. Article can be viewed by googling: "a catastrophe of human errors" + meacham
Malaysia 370: The Pings Were Not from the Black Box The Malaysian Insider May 7, 2014
Books available as e-books:
The Rape of the Turin Shroud -- how Christianity's Most Precious Relic was Wrongly Condemned, and Violated. 2005. Lulu.com
The Archaeology of Hong Kong. 2009. University of Hong Kong Press.
The Struggle for Hong Kong's Heritage -- narrative, documents and reminiscences of the early years. Self-published on CD. 2015
Books not (yet) available in digital format:
Sham Wan, Lamma Island -- An archaeological site study. 1978. Hong Kong Archaeological Society (English and Chinese versions)
Archaeological Investigations on Chek Lap Kok Island. 1994. Hong Kong Archaeological Society
Rock Carvings in Hong Kong. 2009. Self-published.
Author's email: firstname.lastname@example.org [for correct email address delete the zk]
On K.C. Chang's last paragraph
In 2000 and 2001 a three-volume Festchrift in honor of Prof. Chang Kwang-chih, renowned scholar of Chinese archaeology, was published in the new Journal of East Asian Archaeology. I vaguely recall looking through the published papers at the time, and reading a few that dealt with South China.
I did not notice that K.C. (as everyone called him) had mentioned me in his own short essay, in what appears to be the last paragraph he ever wrote. I came across this recently; it is a nice little tribute, and I was touched and surprised by it. In the 1980s and 90s I had been a fairly sharp critic of his theories on the "nuclear area hypothesis."
This is the beginning of that paragraph:
It ends followed by this rather sad note:
I met K.C. a few times, the last being in 1995 at the Austronesian Studies Conference in Taiwan. He seemed in good health, and was his usual pleasant and knowledgeable self. But I learned later that he had already been diagnosed with Parkinson's, and he passed away in January 2001.
K.C. was a gentleman scholar, a tremendous intellect, and a nice guy.