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Author Topic: February 2011 Archeology - Asia and the South Pacific  (Read 1650 times)
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« Topic Start: February 05, 2011, 10:51:37 pm »

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Latest DNA study looks at Polynesian origins:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110203124726.htm

China
Remains of the so-called 'Wooden Great Wall":
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-02/04/c_13718841.htm

India
Remains of what might be the world's oldest stage ... from India:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Will-Dholavira-ruins-rewrite-history-of-ancient-theatre/articleshow/7400422.cms
 
Sri Lanka
Not sure of how old the skeletons found near a Jaffna fort are:
http://www.jdslanka.org/2011/02/sri-lanka-archaeology-unearths.html
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More on Polynesian origins:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110203124726.htm

Australia
Trying to decide whether Wurdi Youang indicates Aborigines were the first astronomers:
http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/ancient-aboriginal-eyes-were-on-the-skies/story-fn5fsgyc-1226000523978

China
Feature on Qin's tomb:
http://www.dawn.com/2011/02/12/myths-and-mysteries-the-silent-army.html

It being Chinese New Year, it's time for the annual report of cultural sites damaged by fireworks:
http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/FiresdamageChineseculturalsites/Article/

East Timor
Interesting petroglyph find from East Timor:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/ca-grl021011.php

Hawaii (Off Shore)
Shipwreck found off Hawaii which has connections to 'Moby Dick':
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=44913&int_modo=1

India

A 14th-century Kannada inscription from Jeppu Ballal:
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-142962.html

Pakistan
A thesis on the importance of play in the Bronze Age Indus Valley:
http://www.hum.gu.se/english/current/news/Nyhet_detalj/play-was-important---even-4-000-years-ago.cid976674
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China
Some 3000 years b.p. tombs from Xinjiang:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7289260.html

Hawaii
More on Moby Dick shipwrecks:
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Latest-News-Wires/2011/0211/Whaling-shipwreck-found-in-Hawaii-linked-to-Moby-Dick

Pakistan
More on play at Mohenjodaro:
http://in.news.yahoo.com/play-central-element-peoples-lives-mohenjodaro-4000yrs-back-20110217-045322-587.html
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Afghanistan
The Bamiyan Buddhas were once pretty colourful:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/tum-bbo022511.php

China
Possible archaeological evidence for Wudi's 'blood-sweating' horses:
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/7295160.html
 
Some villager in Lianyungang City found a West Han tomb in his back yard:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7299032.html

We`re now getting another opinion on why the mummies from `Secrets of the Silk Road' were troublesome:
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/when-millennia-old-mummies-threaten-national-identity

India
A megalithic laterite dome find:
http://www.hindu.com/2011/02/21/stories/2011022156240800.htm

Finds from Vizhinjam/Kerala of some sort are supporting bids to get heritage status for the 'Spice Route':
http://www.ptinews.com/news/1387321_Finds-at-excavation-site-support--Spice-Route-

Pacific Islands
'Rediscovering' some Pacific Islands artifacts in Buffalo:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-hidden-plain-sight-anthropologist-rediscovers.html

Philippines
Slideshow on Manila's 'forgotten past':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12487741
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