Wednesday Rojak #52: The Peking Man is old edition

The Peking Man (homo erectus, same as the Java Man) made the news last week for being older than previously thought – but what happened to his bones? This and more in this week’s Rojak.

Peking Man Skull Fragments
photo credit: ideonexus

  • Take a peek into Malacca’s iconic red building, the Stadhuys, which is modelled after a now-no-longer-standing town hall in Horne, Holland.
  • Farish A. Noor comments about Southeast Asia’s common history.
  • Kazakhstan might very well be the birthplace of horse domestication.
  • Find out about the layout of the Majapahit site of Bentang in North Lampung (in Indonesian, or the google-translated version here).
  • Last week’s big news was about the Peking Man being older than previously thought, but do you know where the Peking Man is now?
  • Finally, there’s a new web-based social network just for archaeologists. Check out the Archaeology Network.

In this series of weekly (at least, it tries to be weekly) rojaks (published on Wednesdays) I’ll feature other sites in the blogosphere that are related to archaeology in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!

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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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