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A roundup of news while I was away at the EurASEAA conference in Dublin:

Limestone coffin site found in the Philippines

Limestone coffin site found in the Philippines

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Asian Civilisations Museum Research Fellowship Grant 2013-14

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From the Asian Civilisations Museum:

Applications are now open for the Asian Civilisations Museum Research Fellowship for 2013-14. The research themes for the upcoming term are Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum’s collections in general, including Buddhist studies.

For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit http://acm.org.sg/research/research_fellowship.asp. Applications close on 1 January 2013.

Reporting 'live' from the EurASEAA conference in Dublin

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This week I will be in Dublin, attending the 14th Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists. I won’t be able to update much news for this week, but you can follow my tweets from the conference on Twitter:



Rock art found in Vietnam

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Vietnamese archaeologists report the discovery of stone tools in Ha Giang province – but more notably, painted rock art! I believe this might be the first instance of painted rock art reported in Vietnam.

Rock art at Kho My Cave, Viet Nam News 20120911

Rock art at Kho My Cave, Viet Nam News 20120911

Ancient farm tools help dig up the past [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 Sep 2012
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Police rush to prevent looting of 15th century shipwreck

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Police are trying to stop the looting of a shipwreck found off the coast of Vietnam’s Quang Ngai province. No details on how successful they have been, since locals have been reportedly flocking to the scene.

>Police to stop theft of shipwreck antiques [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 Sep 2012
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Same-Same, but Different: The Rock Art of Southeast Asia

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A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation about the rock art of Southeast Asia at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, where I am based for most of this year. My colleagues at the the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre’s Archaeology Unit made a recording of the lecture and have uploaded it on Youtube:

Part 1:

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