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
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
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.
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2012 University of Guam Archaeological Field School [Link no longer active]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
Applications are open for the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Archaeology Field School in Cambodia and Singapore.
NSC Archaeology Field School
January 9 – February 5 2012
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.
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
A travel piece on Vat Phou, one of the earliest Angkor temples located Laos.
Vat Phou in Laos, Stuff.co.nz 20111018
Vat Phou temple’s ancient history
Stuff.co.nz, 18 October 2011
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 citadelâ€™s rock quarry
Thanh Nien News, 15 October 2011
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
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