SEAArch - The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog

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  • (SEAArch) Singapore now has a museum studies course

    Singapore now has a museum studies course

    Two programmes here are breathing life into history, by getting schools to set up their own heritage corners, and training older students in the intricacies of managing museums and galleries. Heritage education was provided to university students for the first time earlier this year, ...

  • (SEAArch) Buried Spitfires to be excavated next month

    Buried Spitfires to be excavated next month

    Burma’s first large-scale export since the suspension of sanctions may well be 36 World War II Spitfire fighter planes buried at Rangoon’s Mingaladon Airport in 1945, according to the man who found them, David Cundall. Cundall, a British farmer and aviation enthusiast, tracked down th...

  • Asians and Native Americans share common ancestry in China

    Present-day Asians and Native Americans are descended from a group of people who were already in China 40,000 years ago, according to an analysis of fossil DNA published this week. The genetic analysis showed that the early modern humans in Beijing had already diverged genetically fro...

  • (SEAArch) Prehistoric remains found in north Vietnam

    Prehistoric remains found in north Vietnam

    Archaeologists have found a tomb containing the remains of a man who was believed to live in the period of Phung Nguyen culture about 3,500 years ago, at the Dong Dau relic site in the northern province of Vinh Phuc. According to Nguyen Lan Cuong, Deputy General Secretary of the Vietn...

  • (SEAArch) Royal buildings in Mandalay to be restored

    Royal buildings in Mandalay to be restored

    A K1500-million project to restore a vital part of Mandalay’s royal heritage is being planned. Craftsmen will use traditional Myanmar building methods to restore three historic buildings from the era of King Mindon, a planning meeting was told on February 23. The three buildings are t...

  • Hobbit on display at the University of Wollongong

    ARCHAEOLOGIST E.Wahyu Saptomo knew he was on to something big in 2003 when his digging team uncovered what appeared to be the remains of a small hominin. Marking it as something very different from other finds were the shape of the brow, and the fact it was found in the pleistocene la...

  • West Baray excavations reveal a seventh century temple: var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(13.4344528605...

    West Baray excavations reveal a seventh century temple

    Archaeologists have unearthed one of the most significant pre-Angkorian temples to have been discovered in the past decades. What looks to be a seventh century temple has been found buried in the walls of the West Baray, a find which will shed light on the Pre-Angkorian period. Since ...

  • Mrauk U to open to tourists

    Myauk U, also known as Mrauk U, the old city of Rakhine State is supposed to reopen its doors to visitors soon, the Deputy Minister of Hotels and Tourism Tin Shwe said at the Lower House on February 21. Myauk U is expressed as the Ancient Arakan King’s Capital and the cultural heritag...

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