Archaeology of Indonesia

Archive of news reports related to the archaeology and heritage of Indonesia, an archipelago that spans the length of Southeast Asia. Together with Philippines, Timor Leste, Singapore, Brunei and Bornean Malaysia it forms Island Southeast Asia. Indonesia itself can be spread divided into seven regions: Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, the Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. Indonesia has a rich and diverse archaeological record, from evidence of early hominids, rock art, Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms and Islamic sultanates, to remains from Dutch colonization and recent wars. Several cultural sites are listed as Unesco World Heritage, namely: Borobudur, the cultural landscape of Bali, Prambanan, Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage and the Sangiran Early Man site.

In this page are some recommended books, an image gallery, and an archive of news stories related to Indonesian archaeology. You may also wish to check out the Online Lecture Library and recent academic papers for more up-to-date research.

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The news reports indexed below usually link to external sites that were active at the time of posting; sometimes websites may be temporarily down or may have reorganised their underlying architecture or have even closed down – in these cases the links may not be available. Most of the news articles archived are in English; this is largely because I do not have a working competency in Bahasa, although when I am made aware of stories in this and other languages I try to index them.

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