A controversial archaeological excavation is taking place at Gunung Padang, a megalith site in Java, where the investigators are looking for evidence for a lost civilisation. The problem is, they seem to be working on a number of questionable assumptions, and the article talks about one of them – the so-called Out of Sundaland hypothesis.
Gunung Padang site, Java. Source: Jakarta Globe 20141028
‘Out of Sundaland’ Assumption Disproved
Jakarta Globe, 28 October 2014
An excavation at the Gunung Padag megalithic site has drawn criticism for its excavation methods by the local archaeology centre. The excavation is being run by an independent team of researcher, who according to the report, have “unlimited” funding.
Archaeologists slam excavation of Gunung Padang site
Jakarta Post, 30 September 2014
Archaeologists call for better protection and management of the Gunung Padang megalithic site in Java.
Megalithic site should be preserved: Experts
Jakarta Post, 02 May 2014
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