Postdoc Opportunity: Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in Vietnam

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The post holder will track palaeoenvironmental change in the landscape of the Tràng An massif and its surrounding environs and
assess the impact of and potential role of human occupation and activities with respect to those changes as part of the AHRC/Xuan
Truong Enterprise funded research project Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia
(SUNDASIA). Deadline: 31 March 2017

Source: Research Fellow in Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction

Tran Dynasty finds from the Trang An scenic landscape complex

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Artefacts from the Vu Lam royal step-over place. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150616

Archaeologists have discovered artefacts possibly dating to the 13-15th century Tran Dynasty in the Trang An Scenic Complex in Vietnam’s Ninh Binh province.

Artefacts from the Vu Lam royal step-over place. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150616

Artefacts from the Vu Lam royal step-over place. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150616

Valuable relics discovered in Ninh Binh
Viet Nam Net, 16 June 2015

Archeologists from the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology have discovered numerous valuable relics in the Vu Lam royal step-over place, located within the Trang An scenic landscape complex.
The discovery includes clay for pottery, trees submerged in black mud, earth road and stones for road embankment or for building river wharfs.

In addition, the experts have also collected more than 5,000 broken pieces of surfaces and 940 pieces of various relics such as enamel pottery, crockery or rice that has turned into coal. They said the site might have been the place for making enamel pottery during the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400).

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Vietnam’s Trang An landscapes inscribed to World Heritage

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Trang An Landscape. Source: Vietnam News 20140624

Besides Myanmar, Vietnam saw the addition of another World Heritage site, the Trang An Scenic Landscape in Ninh Binh Province, which contains archaeological sites from the prehistory past and the 10th and 11th centuries.

Trang An Landscape. Source: Vietnam News 20140624

Trang An Landscape. Source: Vietnam News 20140624

Trang An Landscape Complex
Unesco World Heritage

Trang An wins coveted world heritage recognition
Vietnam News, 24 June 2014

Trang An named Vietnam’s first UNESCO-recognized mixed heritage
Tuoi Tre News, 24 June 2014
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