Research on Gua Bewah skeleton coming to an end

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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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Massive statue found at Ta Prohm

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From Heritage Watch, a massive damaged statue of a Buddha has been unearthed from the roots of a tree near the east entrance of Ta Prohm (commonly known as the Tomb Raider temple).

Buddha statue found near Ta Prohm, Heritage Watch Oct 2011

Full story at Heritage Watch.

Categories: Angkor Cambodia Sculpture

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Ifugao Field School, summer 2012

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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

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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2012 University of Guam Archaeological Field School [Link no longer active]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

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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.

Thailand withdraws from World Heritage withdrawal

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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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