Malaysia’s Bujang Valley larger than originally thought

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The extent of human settlement at Bujang Valley in Malaysia’s northern state of Kedah is larger than originally thought, with the discovery of a set of new iron smelting sites enlarging the settlement area from 400 square km to 1,000 square km. Bujang Valley was populated between the 3rd-11th century and probably played an important role in the maritime trade between India and Southeast Asia. Current research at Bujang Valley is being presented at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, which ends tomorrow. The research at Bujang Valley has been receiving a lot of attention in the last two years have been great, with the government lending its support behind it – this should mean in the next few years we should be reading more news about the site as more papers get published.

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The Star, 02 July 2010

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Kuala Lumpur News, 04 July 2010

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The Sun, 05 July 2010

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Bernama, 05 July 2010

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The Sun, 06 July 2010

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