William Meacham Digital Bibliography

William Meacham Digital Bibliography



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: [email protected] [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.

September 2016