Future excavation plans for the Bujang Valley

Source: Free Malaysia Today 20140303

Some 47 sites have been excavated from the Bujang Valley in Malaysia, with plans to open 50 more sites in coming years.

Source: Free Malaysia Today 20140303
Source: Free Malaysia Today 20140303

Excavation begins at 47 archaeological sites
Free Malaysia Today, 03 March 2014

A total of 47 spots at the archaeological site in Sungai Batu, Merbok near here have been mapped out for the excavation of artifacts on probably the oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Global Archaeological Research Centre director Profesor Dr Mokhtar Saidin said efforts to trace historical remains would obviously take time as research works had to be carried out meticulously.
“Work to open up the 47 sites itself took about five years to complete as mapping is a slow process.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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