The Banaue Rice terraces have been removed from the endangered list following measures to help better preserve the site.
Philippines rice terraces off endangered list: UN
AFP, via AsiaOne, 27 June 2012
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Archaeologists in Sri Lanka report the discovery of a skeleton that is 37,000 years old.
Sri Lankan Skeleton is 37,000 years old
Online Journal, 26 June 2012
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The Indian Government announced a project by the Archaeological Survey of India to help preserve the My Son Sanctuary.
My Son Sanctuary, Tuoi Tre News 20120622
India helps to restore My Son heritage site
Tupi Tre News, 22 June 2012
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A group of hydraulic experts predict that this year’s floods will submerge Ayutthaya under 3m of water this year.
Ayutthaya ‘will be sumberged again’
The Nation, 22 June 2012
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The foundation stone to the replica Angkor Wat in Bihar was laid in a ceremony last week.
Foundation laid for Angkor Wat-replica in Bihar
News Track India, 21 June 2012
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Tuoi Tre News reports that the ceremony to recognise the Ho Citadel as a World Heritage site two weekends ago was disappointing to visitors because of the ‘fake’ replica backdrops used.
Ceremony for Ho Citadel’s recognition dismays visitors
Tuoi Tre News, 21 June 2012
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A team of Australian and Vietnamese researchers have found what is thought to be Southeast Asia’s oldest toilet, potentially shedding light on how hunter-gatherers transitioned into settled communities.
The Rach Nui site near Ho Chi Minh City
Research sheds light on how Southeast Asia evolved from Hunter Gatherer to Farming Society
Heritage Daily, 14 June 2012
Asia’s First Toilet Discovered In Southern Vietnam
Asian Scientist, 18 June 2012
Ancient toilet found in Viet Nam [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 20 June 2012
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The Ho Citadel in Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province is officially recognised as a World Heritage site in a ceremony last weekend.
Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam Net Bridge 20120618
Ho Dynasty Citadel officially recognized as World Cultural Heritage
Vietnam Net Bridge, 18 June 2012
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Volume 31 of the Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association is out now, online! Check it out here.
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacfic Prehistory Association, vol. 31
As a side note, I do have an article published in this edition, based on my MA work on the
Gua Tambun rock art site. Check it out here.
Archaeologists from the Quang Ngai Museum report the discovery of Sa Huynh artefacts from an excavation.
Prehistoric relics brought to light [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 15 June 2012
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