Possible kiln site for Martaban Jars discovered

Martaban Jars from Myanmar were a common commodity in the Southeast Asian maritime trade network, and their originating kiln sites may have just been found in Mon state.

A researcher looks at a potential Martaban Jar in Mon State, Myanmar Times 20121126
A researcher looks at a potential Martaban Jar in Mon State, Myanmar Times 20121126

More clues to Martaban jar mystery
Myanmar Times, 26 November 2012
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Malaysia prepares to build infrastructure for Lenggong Valley

Malaysian Heritage Commissioner Zuraina Majid talks about the upcoming plans to build infrastructure to support the newly-inscribed Lenggong Valley archaeological site.

A tourist guide at Lenggong, New Straits Times 20121126
A tourist guide at Lenggong, New Straits Times 20121126

‘Eating, drinking and talking Lenggong’
New Straits Times, 26 November 2012
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Archaeology in Asia: Past Heritages in Contemporaneous Issues

Readers in Bangkok may be interested in this seminar at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre.

Archaeology in Asia: Past Heritages in Contemporaneous Issues
Date: 4 Dec 2012
Time: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Venue: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre 2nd floor – Room 207, 20 Borromma-ratchachonni Road, Taling Chan, Bangkok

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Hoabinhian burials found in northern Vietnam

Archaeologists in Vietnam discover prehistoric remains in northern Vietnam that may date as far back as 12,000 year ago.

Vietnam Net 20121125
Vietnam Net 20121125

Secrets of 12,000-year-old remains
Vietnam Net, 25 Nov 2012
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The Boat on Dobo Hill

A bronze boat kept in a sacred forest in Flores continues to raise questions about its mysterious origins. The boat was recently the subject of a paper presented at this year’s EurASEAA conference in Dublin.

Tracking a mysterious artifact in Flores
Jakarta Post, 21 November 2012
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Java Man goes to the mall

Over the weekend, the Sangiran Early Man Site Conservation Office organised a mini-exhibition at Kota Kasablanka shopping center in Jakarta, in an attempt to bring archaeology to the masses.

Exhibition at the Kota Kasablanka shopping mall in Jakarta, Jakarta Post 20121117
Exhibition at the Kota Kasablanka shopping mall in Jakarta, Jakarta Post 20121117

Java Man visits Kota Kasablanka shopping mall
Jakarta Post, 17 November 2012
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Da Nang Museum showcases antiques from private collectors

The Da Nang Museum plays host to the collections of nine private collectors, featuring some 150 artefacts from Vietnam’s past.

Champa bronzes, 4-5th century CE. Vietnam Net 20121117
Champa bronzes, 4-5th century CE. Vietnam Net 20121117

150 rare artifacts from Da Nang
Vietnam Net, 17 November 2012
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