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  • Appeal from the Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project

    via Facebook: The Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project needs your help! In 2016 and 2017 the VMAP team identified a neolithic site (estimated 3000BP) at a modern burial ground at Minh Chau on Quan Lan Island. In 2018 the team carried out limited excavations to gain an understanding of the deposit and it boundaries. VMAP needs […]

  • Arguing against Malays’ ‘Sundaland origins’

    via the Malay Mail, 12 August 2018: An editorial from The Malay Mail weighing in on the ludicrous and racist claims by Zaharah Sulaiman on the origins of the Malays as the progenitor of a good portion of modern human populations. There is fringe and pseudo-archaeology, and then there is factually inaccurate archaeology that has […]

  • [Lecture] The Invisible Paintings of Angkor Wat

    If anyone’s in Bangkok this Thursday (16 August), I’ll be giving a lecture at the Siam Society on the Invisible Paintings of Angkor Wat. I gave a similar lecture at the Asian Civilisations Museum earlier this year. The lecture begins at 7.30 pm. In 2014, a paper published in the journal Antiquity revealed “invisible” paintings […]

  • Indonesia’s ‘one-map’ database blasted for excluding indigenous lands

    via MongaBay, 10 August 2018: Posting because of cultural heritage interest. The Indonesian government’s One Map database has decided to exclude maps of indigenous territories (although the government is saying they want to include the maps once all the local governments have adopted them). The Indonesian government has decided to not include maps of indigenous […]

  • Myanmar Archaeology Association

    Directing your attention to the Myanmar Archaeology Association website (which will be also linked in the Resources page). Myanmar Archaeology Association was founded on December 11.2013 by the alumni group of Archaeology. Myanmar Archaeology Association become certified official association at 2017. It was oriented to proceed the archaeological research works, protection and preservation of cultural […]

  • Virtual tour guide of Angkor Wat developed by ANU

    Image by Tokiriki, source: https://flickr.com/59722994@N00

    via Canberra Times, 10 August 2018: Interview with Dougald O’Reilly on the Angkor Audio Tour app which is based on a former work, An Interactive Guide to Angkor – Dougald O’Reilly. An ANU archaeologist has developed a new app that acts as a virtual tour guide of the ancient Angkor Wat ruins in Cambodia Source: […]

  • [Paper] When did Homo sapiens first reach Southeast Asia and Sahul?

    via PNAS, 06 August 2018: A new paper in PNAS reviews the evidence of human migration into Southeast Asia and Australia around 50,000 years ago, and in particular a critical discussion of another recent paper about the Madjedbebe rock shelter that pushes this date back to 65,000 years. The PNAS paper is not Open Access […]

  • The MaP Fund AIMA/ASHA Conference Grants 2018

    Posted on behalf of the MaP Fund Applications should be sent to: map.fundsa@gmail.com Deadline – Monday 26 August 2018 Background The MaP Fund is dedicated to the advancement of maritime and underwater archaeology and the protection and investigation of underwater cultural heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region, in particular in Australia and the […]

  • Archeologist Thomas Ingicco and the 700,000 Year-Old Rhino Mystery

    via Esquire Philippines, 02 July 2018: Esquire’s interview of Thomas Ingicco, head of the team that discovered the fossil of 700,000-year-old butchered rhino in the Philippines (see here). Dr. Ingicco is the leader of the archaeological team that unearthed a find in Kalinga that may prove that humans were in the Philippines ten times longer […]

  • Angkor Park guard halts religious ceremony

    Source: Phnom Penh Post, 09 August 2018

    via Phnom Penh Post, 09 August 2018: A group of tourists were prevented from performing a religious ceremony in Angkor Wat, which led to their brief detainment. It’s important to note that Angkor Wat is still a religious site and that some religious rituals are performed there at a regular basis, and people who wish […]

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  • For readers in Bangkok - if you’re free on Thursday (16 August), I’m giving a talk at The Siam Society about the Invisible Paintings of Angkor Wat. It’s the same talk I gave at the @acmsg earlier this year. The Siam Society is located in Asok, and the lecture begins at 7.30 pm. Small admission fee applies, but is free for students. #cambodia #angkorwat #invisiblepaintings #unescoworldheritage #thailand #bangkok #lecture #siamsociety #khmer #temple #southeastasianarchaeology
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  • The My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam is one of the more underrated ancient temple sites in Southeast Asia. It’s a complex of brick temples built between the 4-13th centuries set in the foothills of a small mountain. It’s a World Heritage site worth visiting! #vietnam #myson #mysonsanctuary #unescoworldheritage #champa #quangnam #danang #hoian #hindu #temple #southeastasianarchaeology
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  • Angkor Wat in 2007 - there still were monkeys roaming the halls. This was up in the Bakan or the central tower of the temple. Why so sad monkey? Can’t find your way down? #cambodia #angkor #angkorwat #unescoworldheritage #monkey #monkeysofangkor #siemreap #wildlife #lostmonkey #temple #southeastasianarchaeology
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  • Seeing @adityarevianur posts around the historic city of Melaka inspired me to ‘dig’ (haha) up this photo of the Frederick Hendrick bastion excavation in 2008. These ruins were found during some road construction, and as it turns out it was a bastion that defended the Malacca fort. It is dated to the Dutch period of the 17-18th century, although it was built over the earlier Portuguese fortification. #malaysia #melaka #malacca #unescoworldheritage #bastion #urbanarchaeology #fort #fortification #frederickhendrickbastion #eastindiacompany #southeastasianarchaeology
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#oldtown #laterite #scalemodel #culture #history #fieldwork #excavation #archaeology #archeology #historicalsite #travelmalaysia #malaysiaarchaeology #heritage #dutchfort #archaeologicalsite #jabatanwarisan #preservation #culturalheritage #southeastasia
  • What is this? An Angkor Wat for ants?! No, not quite - and it’s not in Cambodia either. This is a model of Angkor Wat, commissioned by King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the 19th century. You can see it in the Grand Palace of Bangkok. If you’ve been to Angkor Wat before you can see that the base tier is a lot higher than normal - in real life you don’t have to climb the stairs that high to reach the outer gallery wall. #thailand #angkorwat #itsonlyamodel #zoolanderreference #temple #grandpalace #bangkok #angkor #cambodia #ramaiv #southeastasianarchaeology
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  • Damaged wall mural from Wat Phuttaisawan in Ayutthaya, Thailand. I think it’s a Chinese junk. This particular hall is covered with murals but most of it is damaged by rainwater and restoration work is both painstaking and costly which is why it’s not done. #thailand #ayutthaya #watphutthaisawan #wallmural #temple #painting #ship #junk #boat #maritime #southeastasianarchaeology
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#art #restoration #conservation #culture #history #ancienthailand #maritimehistory #fineartsdepartment #ministryofculturethailand #historicalsite #travelthailand #thailandarchaeology #heritage #siam #archaeologicalsite #heritage #preservation #culturalheritage #southeastasia
  • For those of you just tuning in... this account is an extension of the Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog (www.SoutheastAsianArchaeology.com) which I’ve been running since 2006. I mostly post links to news reports about archaeology and cultural heritage in Southeast Asia over there, so if you’re interested, go on and take a look and subscribe to keep informed of the latest news in the region.
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This weekend I did a small redesign to the site so I thought it would be a good opportunity to reintroduce the website and this account. Hope you had a good weekend! #southeastasianarchaeology #southeastasia #archaeology #culturalheritage #website #redesign #weekendproject #olderthantwitter
  • If you’re interested in some current archaeological research in Cambodia, the P’teah (Project Excavating Ancient Households, which is also the Khmer word for house) run by Drs Miriam Stark and Alison Carter (@alisonincambodia) has a website up where you can learn about their work in learning about household archaeology. They just finished a field season in Battambang. #cambodia #pteah #householdarchaeology #angkor #battambang #excavations #projectexcavatingancienthouseholds #fieldwork #archaeologicalsite #prasatbasaet #southeastasianarchaeology
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  • Repost by @ketrineindahp: The 13th century Candi Singosari in East Java, the funerary temple of King Kertanagara who was the last king of his dynasty. 
#indonesia #java #jawatimur #malang #hindubuddhist #candi #singosari #candisinghasari #temple #budayajawa #southeastasianarchaeology
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