Tibet Archaeology

and all things Tibetan

A monthly newsletter of the highest reaches of the Tibetan Plateau


February 2017

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung as we journey back in time and space to prehistoric Tibet! This newsletter explores two ancient necropolises discovered on the tablelands of western …

January 2012

Happy New Year! We shall usher in 2012 with one of the most important symbols of the Tibetan cultural world, the khyung or horned eagle. As you shall see, there …

December 2011

The Flight of the Khyung begins anew as the end of the year approaches. As promised, this month’s issue is devoted to the intriguing rock art masks of Upper Tibet …

October 2011

The latest in Tibetan archaeology
This month’s Flight of the Khyung returns to the International Conference on the Prehistory of the Tibetan Plateau, held between August 21 and August 24 in …

September 2011

The big event in Chengdu, China
This month’s Flight of the Khyung buzzes in and out of Tibet to provide readers with news from a recent archaeological conference in Chengdu, Sichuan. …

August 2011

Fifth anniversary issue of Flight of the Khyung
Welcome to fifth anniversary of this newsletter (2006–2011)! For the last five years it has offered readers like you highlights of the archaeology …

July 2011

The Flight of the Khyung returns to the great lakes of the western Changthang to explore traces of ancient civilization uncovered in 1997 and 1998. As majestic and beautiful as …

June 2011

This month’s Flight of the Khyung glides across a big swathe of the Tibetan Plateau in search of the past and the contemporary. We begin with ancient citadels and finish …

April 2011

This month’s Flight of the Khyung changes tack slightly to offer you ancient Tibetan writings on both paper and stone.  I think you will find the story about the origins …

March 2011

Welcome to the new tibetarchaeology.com website! It has been expertly designed and created by my friend Sally Walkerman. I think you will find it a significant improvement over the old …

February 2011

Forward or backward in time and space, the Flight of the Khyung transcends conventional limitations to offer you the view beyond. Let not the chill of winter or the distractions …

January 2011

A Happy New Year to all of you! The wintery landscape of the northern hemisphere is no barrier to the Flight of the Khyung delivering its payload of fascinating information …

December 2010

Once again the Flight of the Khyung swoops down to earth, carrying with it the mysteries of ancient Tibet, and just in time for this holiday season! I have fascinating …

November 2010

Another month has elapsed but the Flight of the Khyung continues high and wide, for the journey to knowledge knows no end. There is more on the archaeology of Upper …

October 2010

We embark on another flight with the great horned eagle across the very crown of Planet Earth. This month’s issue focuses on discoveries made on my recent Upper Tibetan Rock …

September 2010

Welcome onboard as this month’s Flight of the Khyung traces a path over both upper and central Tibet. This issue features a potpourri of monumental and artistic evidence, furnishing more …

August 2010

Fourth anniversary issue
Welcome to the 49th issue of Flight of the Khyung! Very glad you can see it. This month’s offering comes out later than usual due to fieldwork …

July 2010

This month’s Flight of Khyung takes in an enormous slice of time in the Tibetan hinterlands. Examining ancient artifacts, this issue once again brings the glories of Tibet to the …

June 2010

In the annual migration across the Great Himalayan divide, the Flight of the Khyung reaches the Tibetan Plateau. This month’s issue comes to you from Lhasa, the holy city of …

May 2010

This month’s Flight of the Khyung begins in Pemako, that region in southeastern Tibet famous for the great bend in the Brahmaputra river. Taken at random from my journals, this …

April 2010

This issue of Flight of the Khyung moves west beyond the legendary realm of Zhang Zhung to take a retrospective look at culture in the Hindu Kush mountains. Our focus …

February 2010

Ringing in the Year of the Iron Tiger
Flight of the Khyung sends you best wishes for the Tibetan Year of the Iron Tiger! Iron Tiger years are traditionally believed to …

January 2010

The Flight of the Khyung wishes you all a very happy New Year! This month the horned eagle trails the sun as its path rises higher in the northern hemisphere. …

December 2009

To generate or not to generate carbon emissions
This month, Flight of the Khyung tracks the gods of Tibet as they make their presence felt here on earth. It is …

November 2009

The ‘God’ Men and Women of Upper Tibet
Tracking the sun as it bends low in the northern hemisphere Flight of the Khyung goes on yet another adventure in Tibet. …

October 2009

Soaring high on the wings of the khyung, the human mind has no bounds but space itself, that limitless void extending in every direction. In this month’s Flight of the …

August 2009

Finally, here it is: the latest issue of Flight of the Khyung! My travels in eastern Tibet delayed publication by more than two weeks. It has been three years since …

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