via Vietnam Net, 27 June 2018
via Viet Nam News, 11 May 2018:
The central province, in co-operation with the Institute for Conservation of Monuments under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will begin an urgent project to protect B3 tower in the UNESCO-recognised Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary from collapse before rainy season.
Source: Chăm tower to be reinforced
A paper published in Science analyses the genomes of ancient Southeast Asian DNA and detected three distinct waves of migration into Southeast Asia beginning with hunter-gatherers around 45,000 years ago, followed by the Neolithic and the introduction of agricultural practices some 4,500 years ago, and a migration associated with the Bronze age, which reached Myanmar 3,000 years ago, Vietnam 2,000 years ago and Thailand in the last 1,000 years.
Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
Science 17 May 2018:
Southeast Asia is home to rich human genetic and linguistic diversity, but the details of past population movements in the region are not well known. Here, we report genome-wide ancient DNA data from eighteen Southeast Asian individuals spanning from the Neolithic period through the Iron Age (4100–1700 years ago). Early farmers from Man Bac in Vietnam exhibit a mixture of East Asian (southern Chinese agriculturalist) and deeply diverged eastern Eurasian (hunter-gatherer) ancestry characteristic of Austroasiatic speakers, with similar ancestry as far south as Indonesia providing evidence for an expansive initial spread of Austroasiatic languages. By the Bronze Age, in a parallel pattern to Europe, sites in Vietnam and Myanmar show close connections to present-day majority groups, reflecting substantial additional influxes of migrants.
- Scientists analyze first ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia | Science Daily, 17 May 2018
- Ancient Chinese farmers sowed literal seeds of change in Southeast Asia | Science News, 17 May 2018
- Ancient DNA shows first farmers in South-East Asia migrated from China 4,500 years ago | ABC News, 18 May 2018
- Southeast Asia’s Diversity Came in 3 Prehistoric Waves | Laboratory Equipment, 21 May 2018
via VN Express, 06 May 2018:
A Vietnamese expert says Indian archeologists entrusted with restoring a Cham temple complex have been careless.
via ABC News, 24 April 2018:
via Vietnam Net, 20 April 2018:
via Nhan Dan News, 12 April 2018:
Over 300 Vietnamese archaeological artifacts, found throughout the nation during the past 60 years, are on display at a special exhibition titled “Treasures of Vietnam’s archaeology,” which opened at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi, on April 12.
via Viet Nam Plus, 09 April 2018:
The Vietnam National Museum of History announced on April 9 that it will begin displaying archaeological treasures of the country on April 12.
Some news from the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Secretariat: The 2018 congress has a new website online:
Registration and other details are now available at the website: https://sites.google.com/site/ippasecretariat/
I think all the panels are finalised, but there are some panels looking for (more) papers such as:
- The History of Archaeology in the Asia-Pacific Region: Learning from our Past
- Caught in the Middle Range: Adventures in Foodways from Print-outs to Practices
Please check with the relevant panel conveners if you are still interested in presenting a paper in Hue.