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   Archaeological Investigations 
   in the Kingdom of Bhutan 
      by the Swiss-Liechtenstein Foundation for Archaeological Research Abroad

Crew 1999 
    During the expertise campaign of April 1999, the SLFA team was limited to two foreign participants, supplemented by a governmental representative: 
  • Reto Blumer, archaeologist (SLFA Zurich, Switzerland), head
  • Frédérique Vial, ethnology student (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), field assistant
  • Singye Dorji, representative of the National Commission for Cultural Affairs (NCCA) of the RGoB (Thimpu, Kingdom of Bhutan)
    A variable number of local helpers were hired as workmanship to assist the investigations. This help was implemented by the RNR-RC building yard.
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Crew 2000 
   The campaign 2000 was the occasion to build up interdisciplinarity in the field. The SLFA team consists in four foreign participants, again supplemented by a governmental representative: 
  • Reto Blumer, archaeologist (SLFA Zurich, Switzerland), head
  • Luc Braillard, geologist (Historical Heritage Service, Jura district, Switzerland), geologist and excavation suppleant
  • Frédérique Vial, ethnology student (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), ethnohistorical surveying and field assistant
  • Colette Gremaud, biologist (Switzerland), field assistant
  • Singye Dorji, representative of the National Commission for Cultural Affairs (NCCA) of the RGoB (Thimpu, Kingdom of Bhutan)
    A variable number of local helpers were hired as workmanship for the campaign. This help was implented by the RNR-RC building yard. 
 

Assistance  
    For both campaigns, we would particularly like to thank following institutions for their assistance, help, and support: 

  • Ministry of Agriculture, RGoB, Thimpu
  • National Commission for Cultural Affairs, RGoB, Thimpu
  • Helvetas, General Secretary, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Helvetas, Coordination Office Bhutan, Thimpu
  • RNR Jakar, Bumthang
Thanks 
    We are extremely grateful to the following persons for their kind, constant, and effective support: 
Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji and his cabinet, Secretary NCCA Dasho Sangay Wangchuck, Dr. Hans Heinrich Coninx (SLFA President), Dr. Eberhard Fischer (SLFA Secretary General), Dr. Werner Külling (Helvetas Secretary General), Dieter Zürcher (Helvetas), Dasho Sherab Gyalthson (REID), Kinzang Wangdi (RNR-RC), Dr. Walter Roder (Helvetas), Fritz Baumgartner, Nado Dukpa (Helvetas), Bhim Pradhan (RNR-RC), and so many more...
Crew 2000
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Reto Blumer
.. and back to 1999 / 2000
 
 
Luc Braillard
.. and back to 2000
 
 
Fred Vial
.. and back to 1999 / 2000
 
 
Colette Gremaud
.. and back to 2000
 
  
Singye Dorji
.. and back to 1999 / 2000


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