Seminar on the Bujang Valley begins today


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation kicks off a two-day seminar today to develop a blueprint for research and tourism development at the 1,700 site in Kedah, the northern peninsular Malaysian state. Bujang Valley was in the news recently when a team from Universiti Sains Malaysia discovered evidence for iron smelting last month.

Seminar To Develop Blueprint On Bujang Valley
Bernama, 27 March 2009
Read More

More reports on the Neolithic skeletons from Sarawak

No Comments

The coverage of the Neolithic skeletons unearthed in Sarawak continues… (Read my fuller account here).

Malaysian archaeologists find complete Neolithic skeletons
AFP, via The Nation (Pakistan), 19 September 2008

Neolithic skeletons found: report
SBS, 19 September 2008

Skeletons shed light on humans during Neolithic age

The Star, 19 September 2008
Read More

Malaysian reports on the Gua Hitam skeletons

No Comments

As expected, most of the Malaysian papers carried reports about yesterday’s press conference on the excavation of six skeletons from Gua Kain Hitam in Sarawak and Pulau Kelumpang in Perak. You can read my account here.

Proof of Neolithic presence
New Straits Times, 19 September 2008

Archaeologists discover Neolithic-era skeletons
The Star, 18 September 2008

Prehistoric human remains found in Perak, Sarawak
The Sun, 18 September 2008

USM Researchers Find Prehistoric Human Skeletons In Gua [Kain] Hitam, Sarawak
Bernama, 18 September 2008
Read More

Special: Six new Neolithic burials from Sarawak revealed


This morning, the Centre for Archaeology Research, Malaysia at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang unveiled two sets of burials from the Niah cave complex in Sarawak and Pulau Kelumpang in Perak. Check out the new finds in this special  SEAArch web report.

Six human burials excavated from Gua Kain Hitam, Niah, Sarawak in June 2007.

Six human burials excavated from Gua Kain Hitam, Niah, Sarawak in June 2007.

Read More