Readers in Singapore may be interested in a talk by Dr. E. Edwards McKinnon on the ancient (and possibly submerged) site of Fansur.
Ancient Fansur, Aceh’s ‘Atlantis’: The Case for Lhok Pancu / Indrapurwa
Dr E. Edwards McKinnon
Date: 03 May 2013
Time: 3.30 – 5.00 pm
Venue: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, Seminar Room II
Puzzled over the most intriguing hominid find of the century? Live Science has a simple summary of what we know about Homo floresiensis, aka the Hobbit.
Homo floresiensis, Live Science 20130426
Homo Floresiensis: Facts About the ‘Hobbit’
Live Science, 26 April 2013
Something I’m working on at the moment is to try georeferencing every mention of a rock art site in Southeast Asia on a Google Earth map. Here’s the current work in progres:
Rock Art Sites in SEA
Reds are painted and drawn sites, Blues are petroglyphs, and Greens are megaliths. I have been on record before saying there are at least 400-600 known sites in the region. My current count is somewhere close to 1,400.
Now that’s a lot of rock art.
A carved stone step from Sri Lanka that was used as a doorstep by a family in Exeter turns out to be a rare Buddhist temple step from Anuradhapura and has gone for over £500,000 at an auction.
Temple step from Sri Lanka, Daily Mail 2013042
1,300-year-old Buddhist temple stone used by family as a doorstep sells for £500,000 at auction after BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and Sotheby’s turned it away
Daily Mail, 23 April 2013
Cambodia and Thailand finished up their arguments before the ICJ in The Hague last Friday and will await a ruling in the next few months. Here’s the last bit of news on the affair from both sides of the media.
Thailand satisfied with legal team statement on Preah Vihear case
MCOT, 18 April 2013
Thailand swings back at Preah Vihear claims
Phnom Penh Post, 18 April 2013
‘No collusion’ over Preah Vihear
Bangkok Post, 21 April 2013
Cooperation key at Preah Vihear, whatever ICJ decides
Bangkok Post, 22 April 2013
Cambodia, Thailand to keep calm over border row regardless of ICJ’s decision
Xinhua, 22 April 2013
My friend and colleague Dr. Alison Carter blogs about some exciting research in Cambodia, on the Kok Treas site which was excavated by the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts earlier this year.
Kok Treas burial. From Alison in Cambodia.
Read her post here.
The Indonesian National Research and Development Center for Archaeology and University of Wollongong’s Centre for Archaeological Science will collaborate on the Gua Harimau site in Sumatra.
Art, bodies found in ancient caves
Illawara Mercury, 11 April 2013
The University of Pakistan and Universiti Sains Malaysia ink an agreement to cooperate on archaeological projects in their respective countries.
Pak, Malaysia work on archaeological research
Pakistan Observer, 13 April 2013
A travel piece on the sights at Trowulan, the site of the former Majapahit kingdom in East Java.
Trowulan, Jakarta Post 20130409
Tracing the glory of Majapahit
Jakarta Post, 09 April 2013
A bronze Dong Son dagger has been found in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, in the possession of local resident.
Bronze dagger from Ha Tinh Province, Nhan Dan 20130402
Ancient dagger found in Ha Tinh province
Nhan Dan, 02 April 2013