via Tempo, 3 November 2018: A team of archaeologists discover the remains of wooden buildings in Central Java. Article is in Bahasa.
via Tempo, 3 November 2018
The research team at the Liyangan Archaeological Center in Yogyakarta discovered a unit of the remaining wooden buildings on the site Liyangan, Temanggung, during the research period October 18 to November 4, 2018. The former building was found outside the Liyangan Temple area in Liyangan Hamlet. Purbasari Village, Ngadirejo District, Temanggung Regency, Central Java.
The researchers found fibers, bamboo, and wood, all of which were shaped like charcoal and weathered. The rest of the building was buried with material from Sindoro Mountain which was known to have erupted violently and catapulted thousands of material cubes in the 11th century.
Source: Tim Arkeologi Temukan Sisa Bangunan Kayu di Situs Liyangan – travel Tempo.co
via ScienceDaily, 21 August 2018: Not about Southeast Asia, but of interest to underwater archaeologists. A possible way to preserve wood recovered from underwater contexts through the use of smart nanocomposite particles.
When a shipwreck is brought up from the sea depths, the wood quickly starts deteriorating. Scientists are reporting a novel way to use ‘smart’ nanocomposites to conserve a 16th-century British warship, the Mary Rose, and its artifacts. The new approach could help preserve other salvaged ships by eliminating harmful acids without damaging the wooden structures themselves.
Source: Bringing salvaged wooden ships and artifacts back to life with ‘smart’ nanotech
The second longest wood bridge in the world, Saphan Mon in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, reopens last weekend after repairs, having been damaged by the flood season. The longest wooden bridge is also located in Southeast Asia: The U Bein Bridge in Myanmar.
Saphan Mon, Bangkok Post 20141012
Locals add finishing touch to Mon bridge
Bangkok Post, 12 October 2014
Thousands join celebration on reopening of ‘Saphan Mon’ wooden bridge
National News Bureau of Thailand, 18 October 2014