Prehistoric artefacts found in Vietnam’s central highlands

Neolithic and mesolithic tools are reported found in the central highlands of Vietnam.

Prehistoric artefacts found in Dac Nong [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 27 May 2010
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Residents near Preah Vihear relocated for development

The Cambodian government has begun to relocate residents near the Preah Vihear site in an effort to develop the area for tourism. While the land they have been relocated to has been provided by the government, some villagers have said that they have no choice in the matter.

Preah Vihear families making way for development
Phnom Penh Post, 27 May 2010
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Sri Lanka marks 1600th anniversary of Fa-hsien's visit

In the run-up to Vesak Day happening later this week, The Sri Lanka-China Society is commemorating the 1600th anniversary of Fa-hsien’s visit to Sri Lanka. Fa-hsien was a Buddhist monk from China who travelled west to India to retrieve Buddhist scriptures. His journey took him to Sri Lanka in the year 410, and he travelled back to China by sea through Southeast Asia. His travelogue is recorded in A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms, Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline.

Marking 1600th anniversary of Fa-hsian’s visit
Asian Tribune, 24 May 2010
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Call for Papers: Workshop on Inter-Asian temple and trust networks

Readers might be interested in the CFP whose deadline is coming up at the end of the month.

International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections II: Singapore
Singapore: December 8-10, 2010

Workshop Title: Inter-Asian temple and trust networks within and out of Southeast Asia
Workshop Director: Kenneth Dean East Asian Studies, McGill University
Deadline: 31 May 2010
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Call for Papers – Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development

The Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development is a new journal launching next year and is currently calling for papers.


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Three new links

Been updating the weblinks over the weekend, here are some new websites you might be interested that can be found in the resources page:


South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index (ABIA) – The ABIA Project is a global network of scholars co-operating on an annotated bibliographic database for publishers covering South and Southeast Asian art and archaeology.
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Got any questions for the Jewel of Muscat crew?

The Jewel of Muscat is heading for Georgetown at the end of the month, and we’re getting a chance to go onboard to see this fabulous replica of an Arab trading vessel! Do you have any questions you would like to ask about the Jewel of Muscat and her crew?

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Bujang Valley site to be developed into heritage site

The state and federal governments in Malaysia have agreed to jointly developed the Sungei Batu Archaeological Site in Bujang Valley, Kedah into a heritage site.

Government To Collaborate With Kedah To Develop Sungai Batu Archeological Site
Bernama, 20 May 2010
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