Linkdump Feb 01-13, 2011

Here’s a list of archaeology stories from Southeast Asia that I missed out on over the last two weeks. Most prominently has been the eruption of fighting between the military forces of Cambodia and Thailand at the border near Preah Vihear:

Preah Vihear, wikicommons

More news after the jump.

Southeast Asia

East Timor

  • Scientists stumble on ancient Timor rock art [AFP, via Straits Times, 11 Feb 2011]
  • Oz scientists find 10,000-year-old stone carvings [ANI, via Malaysia Sun, 12 Feb 2011]



  • Kelantan museum has no funds to buy artefacts [Malaysia Sun, 04 Feb 2011]


  • Hanoi Museum exhibits 3000 objects [VOV News, 30 Jan 2011]
  • 4000 antiques collected from waste [Vietnam Net Bridge, 06 Feb 2011]

As always, readers should always use discretion in determining the objectivity of these news bites – especially with regards to the news media on Preah Vihear. Obviously, the Thai media paints a very different picture of their Cambodian counterparts and vice-versa!

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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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