Indonesian archaeologists add new items under heritage protection

A number of properties including Dutch colonial bunkers and megalithic terraces are declared to be under heritage protection by a team of archaeologists in Bogor.

Bunkers, stones, structures listed as protected heritage
Jakarta Post, 22 March 2009

A team of archeologists listed four bunkers, three stones with round-shaped holes (batu dakon) and two terrace structures (punden berundak) in three separate locations in Bogor municipality as protected heritage earlier this month.

Senior archeologist Prof. Uka Tjandrasasmita, Lutfi Yondri from the Bandung Archeology House, Hasan Djafar from the University of Indonesia, and Zakaria Kasimin from the Heritage Conservation House in Banten, reached their decision after examining the artifacts over a 10-day period.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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