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Radiocarbon dating of a dugout boat discovered in Angkor indicates it was from the 13th century.
Tests confirm Angkor boat made in 1207 AD
Phnom Penh Post, 27 June 2016
Boat Estimated to be 800 Years Old
Khmer Times, 27 June 2016
A boat unearthed at a construction site in Siem Reap’s Angkor Thom district in April was made in 1207 AD, according to carbon dating results announced on Friday.
The 809-year-old vessel was carved from a single tree trunk during the reign of King Jayavarman VII.
Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said the results, produced by a radio carbon dating lab in New Zealand, were announced at the biannual meeting of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor.
“I believe this is the oldest boat that has been found so far,” Kosal said.
Philippines history books may need a rewrite as new findings from archaeologists put the age of the world-famous Ifugao rice terraces to only 300-400 years old, rather than the 2,000 they were originally thought to be. The older date was based largely on untested assumptions that have since become ‘fact’, while the new data is derived from radiocarbon dating retrieved from a sample of sites across the region.
Ifugao Rice Terraces may be younger than we think
Rappler, 29 April 2015
The Ifugao Rice Terraces may not be as ancient as our grade school history books would have us believe.
A team of scientists are set to present new findings that peg the age of the iconic rice terraces at 300 or 400 years instead of the long-assumed age of 2,000 years.
This means that, far from pre-dating Spanish colonization, the Ifugao Rice Terraces may be just as old as some colonial-period churches.
The earlier dates were arrived at based on radiocarbon-dating and paleoethnobotanical remains found in the rice terraces, said Stephen Acabado, director of the Ifugao Archaeological Project (IAP).
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Rice paddies found in Hanoi, estimated to be 3,000 years old, will be sent for dating in Japan to confirm.
â€œ3000-year-oldâ€ paddies to be tested for date
Vietnam Net Bridge, 09 June 2010
The skeletal remains of a man found in Bewah Cave in the state of Terengganu, in Malaysia have been radiocarbon dated to be 16,000 years old, one of the oldest dates for skeletal remains in the country.
Bernama, 10 March 2010