Thanh Hoa Province approves excavation of Ho Dynasty citadel

via Vietnam Net, 27 June 2018

 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in the central province of Thanh Hoa have approved a plan to excavate an ancient citadel with unique architecture in Southeast Asia.

Source: Thanh Hoa Province approves excavation of Ho Dynasty citadel

Chăm tower to be reinforced

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

[Paper] Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory

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:
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat3188

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.

Source: Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory | Science

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Vietnamese, Indian experts at odds over restoration of UNESCO relic

via VN Express, 06 May 2018:

A Vietnamese expert says Indian archeologists entrusted with restoring a Cham temple complex have been careless.

Source: Vietnamese, Indian experts at odds over restoration of UNESCO relic – VnExpress International

Thang Long imperial city excavation reveals large structures

via Vietnam Net, 20 April 2018:

 An archaeological excavation at the Thang Long imperial city in 2017 has uncovered many traces of former buildings and other artefacts dating from the period of Chinese domination up to the Nguyen Dynasty.

Source: Thang Long imperial city excavation reveals large structures

Vietnamese archaeological treasures introduced to public

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.

Source: Vietnamese archaeological treasures introduced to public

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Exhibition of Vietnamese archaeological treasures to run in Hanoi

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.

Source: Exhibition of Vietnamese archaeological treasures to run in Hanoi

IPPA 2018 updates

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:

Please check with the relevant panel conveners if you are still interested in presenting a paper in Hue.