Atlas of Vietnam’s palaeontology to be published next year

The Viet Nam Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources is set to publish a laboriously-compiled atlas of Vietnam’s palaeontology next year.

Scientists map out VN’s palaeontology [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 29 July 2008

A comprehensive atlas on the palaeontology of Viet Nam is expected to be published next year.

The Atlas Co Sinh Vat Hoc Viet Nam (Paleontological Atlas of Viet Nam) will be the most extensively researched collection on the country’s palaeontology with contributions by both local and foreign scientists in the last 100 years.

The project was undertaken by the Viet Nam Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) which is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, with the aim of providing detailed information on the palaeo-biology in Viet Nam from the prehistoric period.

The series includes four volumes: Foraminifera, Mollusca, Brachiopoda and Spores and Pollens.

Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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