Caves of Malaysia is run by Liz Price, a speleologist and is a great resource to the caves in Malaysia, not just for archaeology but for geological, floral and faunal value too.
I came across this site while cross-referencing web sources for the defaced cave art post uploaded a few days ago. Caves of Malaysia is run by Liz Price, a speleologist and is a great resource to the caves in Malaysia, not just for archaeology but for geological, floral and faunal value too. It’s added on the permanent links collection.
Archaeologists surveying the Prambanan Temple complex in Yogyakarta hours after Saturday’s devastating earthquake found extensive damage to the ancient site.
Stone blocks and statues lay scattered about the ground; decades of patient restoration work undone in less than a minute.
“Our initial survey of the site found wreckage at the Siwa, Wisnu and Brahma temples, as well as at several minor temples,” Yogyakarta Archaeological Conservation Agency head Agus Waluyo told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.
The citadel was uncovered in 2003 but some work has already advanced in setting concrete in the area.
27 May 2006 (Thanh Nien Daily) – Not so breaking news after all. The citadel was uncovered in 2003 but some work has already advanced in setting concrete in the area.
Hanoiâ€™s ancient citadel unearthed during car park construction
The project management unit in charge of building the new parliament house decided this week to halt construction of a new car park after unwittingly uncovering remnants of Hanoiâ€™s 1000-year-old citadel.
After conducting a thorough archeological search of the site, researchers discovered layers of structures built on top of each other and millions of artifacts dating back to the 7th century that detailed long-lost history of the ancient capital.
The Cirebon Kasepuhan sultanate has urged the central government to allow scientists to study various treasures and historical artifacts, including those found on a 10th century wooden vessel that sunk in the waters off Cirebon.
Unique historical treasures worth tens of millions of pounds were yesterday gathering dust in store rooms in Jakarta after being impounded by police.
The 250,000 pieces of Chinese ceramics and Arabic and Persian glassware were recovered from a 1,000-year-old wreck in the Java Sea off Indonesia. Found with them were 13,000 Indian pearls, jewellery, about 1,000 rubies and sapphires and several gold pieces.
Archaeologists believe that excavations of Den Citadel, said to date back more than 3,000 years, will provide evidence to support their theory about the evolution of the Van Lang kingdom.
Archaeologists have found bronze arrows, javelins, needles, earings, fishing hooks, and axes from the Dong Dau era as well as an ancient bronze kiln that was made of sandstone and terracotta with many tools. Artifacts found after four excavations have led archaeologists to the conclusion that the Den Citadel was a bronze tools production factory in the continental Southeast Asia. At this site, the number of relics found on 1sq.m is higher than in any other pre-historic excavation site in Viet Nam.
A study tracing the origins of Asian wild rice and rice cultivation has determined that rice was likely to be domesticated in East India-Myanmar-Thailand (Orzya sativa indica) and Southeren China (Orzya sativa japonica).
Cultivated rice,Oryza sativa L., represents the world’s most important staplefood crop, feeding more than half of the human population. Despitethis essential role in world agriculture, the history of cultivatedrice’s domestication from its wild ancestor, Oryza rufipogon,remains unclear. In this study, DNA sequence variation in threegene regions is examined in a phylogeographic approach to investigatethe domestication of cultivated rice. Results indicate thatIndia and Indochina may represent the ancestral center of diversityfor O. rufipogon. Additionally, the data suggest that cultivatedrice was domesticated at least twice from different O. rufipogonpopulations and that the products of these two independent domesticationevents are the two major rice varieties, Oryza sativa indicaand Oryza sativa japonica. Based on this geographical analysis,O. sativa indica was domesticated within a region south of theHimalaya mountain range, likely eastern India, Myanmar, andThailand, whereas O. sativa japonica was domesticated from wildrice in southern China.