India pledges $3 million to preserve the My Son Sanctuary

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
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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Ho Citadel ceremony reportedly a letdown

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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Researchers find Southeast Asia's earliest toilet

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
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
Viet Nam News, 20 June 2012
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Ho Citadel officially conferred World Heritage title

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 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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New volume of BIPPA out

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
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.