A permanent exhibition on Homo floresiensis has opened in the University of Wollongong, showcasing the work of the university’s archaeologists on the remarkable find.
The old Arakan capital of Mrauk U will soon be reopen to tourists, after having been closed since last year.
Old Arakan city to reopen for tour destination
Eleven Myanmar, 24 February 2013
The search for buried Spitfire planes in Myanmar have been called off, with the search party concluding that the story of buried planes is a myth.
Search for ‘buried Spitfires’ in Burma called off
BBC News, 16 Feb 2013
An ancient stupa in Amanapura, slated for demolition, will be excavated to determine if it contains the remains of a Ayutthayan king.
A feature on N. Noriko and M. Nishimura, a pair of Japanese archaeologists who have been working in Vietnam for the last 12 years.
Japanese archeologists claim unique bond with Vietnam’s history
Saigon Giai Phong, 11 Feb 2013
Human evolution specialist Darren Curnoe writes about the latest in the Homo florensiensis debate and what it may mean for paleoanthropology.
Saga of ‘the Hobbit’ highlights a science in crisis
The Conversation, 11 February 2013
A review of Chinese finds in Philippines after the first millenium CE, indicating the long presence of Chinese, probably traders, in the country.
Treasure hunting and the illegal looting of archaeological sites are becoming an increasing and worrying trend in Sri Lanka.
Archaeological sites islandwide plundered for priceless artefacts
The Sri Lanka Sunday Times, 10 February 2013
There seems to be a workers dispute at Ta Prohm, where a team from the Archaeological Survey of India is working on a restoration project with the Apsara Authority.
The World Monuments Fund announces a grant receipt that will got towards work at Wat Chaiwatthanaram in the World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya.World Monuments Fund Announces Major Grant from the U.S. Department of State for Work in Ayutthaya, Thailand
World Monuments Fund, 05 February 2013