Research on Gua Bewah skeleton coming to an end

Research on the oldest skeletal remains found in peninsular Malaysia is rounding up, although the gender of the skeleton still remains unknown. There’s also the curious intention to put the remains back to the site it was found – I don’t know if this is a reburial or a special holding centre.

Research on oldest skeleton in Malaysia coming to an end, says director
The Star, 28 October 2011
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$1 million to boost Ho Citadel visitor infrastructure

The Thanh Hoa Provincial government will spend US$1 million to upgrade visitor infrastructure and restoration of the World Heritage listed Ho Citadel.

Ho Citadel, Thanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam News 20111027

Thanh Hoa to spend $1m on citadel
Viet Nam News, 27 October 2011
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Ifugao Field School, summer 2012

The University of Guam, in collaboration with the National Museum of the Philippines, University of the Philippines, and the Ifugao State University will be conducting a field school at the World Heritage-listed Ifugao rice terraces in summer 2012. Applications close Feb 28, 2012

photo credit: Stefan Munder

2012 University of Guam Archaeological Field School [Link no longer active]
Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines
Summer 2012
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Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Archaeology Field School

Applications are open for the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Archaeology Field School in Cambodia and Singapore.

NSC Archaeology Field School
January 9 – February 5 2012
Details here.

Dates: January 9-February 5, 2012

Venues: Cambodia and Singapore

Applications are being sought from students interested in pursuing a four-week intensive programme of study including archaeological laboratory analysis, visits to archaeological sites and museums, and lectures. Financial assistance with travel expenses and a stipend to help cover daily living expenses will be provided.

Applicants for the programme should be enrolled in a postgraduate programme or in their final year of undergraduate study. Preferred fields of specialization include archaeology, history, and art history. They should be citizens of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. The 17 East Asia Summit countries are: Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Russia, and the United States.

Minister pushes for more tourist-friendly Bukit Tengkorak

The Malaysian tourism minister calls for extra efforts to make the Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Site in Sabah a more marketable (and perhaps profitable?) tourism product.

Bukit Tengkorak Archeological Site Needs Added Value As Tourism Product
Bernama, 18 October 2011
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Plan to excavate Ho Citadel quarry

A new archaeological project will investigate the quarry used to build the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province, which was declared a World Heritage site earlier this year.

Ho Citadel Quarry, Thanh Nien News 20111015

Vietnam to excavate ancient citadel’s rock quarry
Thanh Nien News, 15 October 2011
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Sarawak Museum Journal is 100 years old this year

First published in 1911, the Sarawak Museum Journal turns 100 this year. The journal is one of the oldest in the region, and carries many articles pertaining to the archaeology of Borneo.

100 years and 88 volumes to show, Sarawak Museum Journal is a gold mine of heritage
The Star, 13 October 2011
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Thailand withdraws from World Heritage withdrawal

The new government of Thailand has opted to remain a member of the World Heritage Committee, overturning its previous intention earlier this year to withdraw from the world heritage convention following a dispute over the Preah Vihear site.

Thailand to stay in World Heritage committee
Bangkok Post, 13 October 2011

Thailand to maintain World Heritage Committee membership
MCOT News, 13 October 2011

Govt reverses WHC pull-out
Bangkok Post, 14 October 2011
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