Neolithic and mesolithic tools are reported found in the central highlands of Vietnam.
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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Archaeologist recover hundreds of jar burials from Phu Yen Province.
Hundreds of jar tombs unearthed in Phu Yen
Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 May 2010
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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.
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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A set of copper furnaces dating to the Bronze Age have been unearthed in Northern Vietnam.
Archaeologists unearth Metal Age furnaces
Viet Name News, 22 May 2010
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The Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development is a new journal launching next year and is currently calling for papers.
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) â€“ 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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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?
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.