On this week’s rojak, we feature hobbit commentaries from last week’s criticism of the Palau hobbits was published, as well as posts about Singapore and Cambodia.
National Archives of Singapore
- Science journalist and writer Francis Sedgemore comments on the recent use of hyperbole in scientific literature in Hobbits? What hobbits?
- While in Anthropology.net, the take home message about the Palau hobbits is “donâ€™t rush to publish and know the previous literature and samples by heart when you tread on someone elseâ€™s turf“.
- But back to the Flores hobbits here; Cryptomundo highlights a Japanese journal article that agrees that the morphology of the Flores bones are more similar to homo erectus than modern homo sapiens
- Does the collapse of Angkor have any parallels with modern corruption in Cambodia? The Road Less Travelled features a documentary by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation investigating
- CNEIL uncovers a shop in his neighbourhood in Singapore that sells gems and cave artefacts in the form of stalactites and stalagmites – given the strict conservation laws of his home state Missouri, there’s a question about the provenance of the store inventory. (Thanks to Liz for this link)
- One of Singapore’s national treasures is the Singapore Stone, an ancient inscribed stone that was unfortunately blown up during the colonial period. Read about the , featuring the inaugural episode of Heritage TV (HTV) by the National Heritage Board about the stone.
In this series of weekly rojaks (published on Wednesdays) Iâ€™ll feature other sites in the blogosphere that are of related to archaeology in Southeast Asia or archaeology in general. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!