Once again reviving the debate over the nature of the Flores hominid, a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences compares skull scans from various samples, including microcephalic humans and other hominids, and suggest that the H. floresiensis is a microcephalic human rather than a separate species.
Archaeologists working in north Vietnam have discovered the stone quarry most probably used to provide the construction material for the Ho Citadel, which was inscribed as a World Heritage Site earlier this year.
Artists and designers alert – there’s a competition to design a logo for the My Son Sanctuary in the Quang Nam Province of Vietnam. The competition seems to be open to both local and foreign applicants, but there doesn not seem to be any other information from the news piece.
Professor Romila Thapar is scheduled to give a talk at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore on the multiple versions of the Ramayana from the first millennium BCE. Registration required, details below.
Arlo Griffiths from the Jakarta branch of the Ã‰cole franÃ§aise d’ExtrÃªme-Orient emailed me with a link to the EFEO Jakarta blog which I’m happy to share here. Posts are in French and Indonesian, and deal with EFEO’s activities in the archaeology of Indonesia.