Five shipwreck looters were caught trying to salvage a wreck in the Subic Bay without permission (but later released?)
Sources say that the excavation of what is thought to be the tomb of an Ayutthaya king in Myanmar may resume soon.
Joint Thai-Burmese Study Slated for Siamese King’s Mandalay Tomb
The Irrawady, 26 March 2014
The National Museum in Kuala Lumpur is hosting an exhibition on the Dong Son culture, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of its first discovery in Vietnam.
Liz Price writes about the various rock art sites found in Malaysia, including Gua Tambun, the Niah Caves, Gua Badak and the newly-discovered Merapoh caves.
I know I just posted a story about a fifth hotel zone to be set up in Bagan, but it looks like that it may be the last. After the fulfillment of current construction contracts, it looks like there will be no more hotels allowed to be built near the ancient city.
New hotels banned in ancient Bagan
DVB, 20 March 2014
Myanmar halts Bagan hotel development
Travel Daily Media, 19 March 2014
Myanmar halts new hotel construction in ancient temple city
The Nation, 19 March 2014
The search for the tomb of Thai King Uthomporn in Myanmar’s Amarupura has recently been suspended, but the excavation team is hopeful that work can resume soon.
Japanese expertise is being lent to help restore the wall murals found in the temple walls of Bagan.
Asahi Shimbun, 19 March 2014
A fifth hotel zone is being opened up in Bagan as tourist arrivals begin to outstrip room capacity.
Prof Nguyen Tac An, formerly of the Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography, comments about what’s needed in order for underwater archaeology in Vietnam to develop.
A study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences unravels the origins of chickens and how they dispersed across the Pacific.
Using ancient DNA to study the origins and dispersal of ancestral Polynesian chickens across the Pacific
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
Chickens tell tale of human migration across Pacific
The Conversation, 18 March 2014
Chicken bones tell true story of Pacific migration
Heritage Daily, 17 March 2014