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Author Topic: March 2011 Archeology - Asia and the South Pacific  (Read 3428 times)
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« Topic Start: March 06, 2011, 12:42:41 pm »

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Afghanistan
Still wondering what to do with the Bamiyan Buddhas:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/8955298/impasse-over-bamiyan-buddhas-10-years-on/

... and it might be possible to reconstruct one of them:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022803105_pf.html
 
... and I think we mentioned evidence for their being coloured:
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110303/buddha-future-paris-conference-110305/

Australia
A burial from Lake Cargelligo, although undated, is causing comparisons with 'Mungo Man':
http://www.areanews.com.au/news/local/news/general/ancient-human-remains-found/2094046.aspx?src=rss

China
Road workers came across a Ming-Dynasty-era mummy in Taizhou:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1362957/700-year-old-mummy-road-workers-east-China-excellent-condition.html

... they found more too:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7310040.html

Japan
A fourth-century 'haniwa' figurine from Nara Prefecture:
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/arts/news/20110225p2a00m0na009000c.html

Nepal
Interesting defleshed burials from the Himalayas (1500 years b.p.):
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110301-himalayas-caves-defleshed-skeletons-science-nepal-mustang/
http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=28666

New Zealand
In the wake of the Christchurch earthquake ... a time capsule find:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gP1YF0IevMeVX4W8kvbzWb-myBXw?docId=CNG.9a526f024928171d5495752e60ea262c.2b1

Russia
A 7000 years b.p. dog burial from Siberia:
http://news.discovery.com/animals/ancient-dog-burial-siberia-110228.html
 
Sri Lanka
Feature on Jaffna:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=33611
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« Reply #1: March 06, 2011, 08:23:39 pm »

Russia
A 7000 years b.p. dog burial from Siberia:
http://news.discovery.com/animals/ancient-dog-burial-siberia-110228.html

Though I am allergic to dog dander, I find this very interesting.  He was buried at the same level as the humans, giving him a place of respect.  It wouldn't bother me if that practice was revised.

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Australia
A 30 000 years b.p. ochre mine in Western Australia has been given heritage status:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/heritage-status-for-wa-ochre-mine-site/story-e6frg8n6-1226017265120

China
A roundup of recent finds from China:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7313517.html

Slideshow of a Ming Dynasty mummy find:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8361635/Archaeologists-find-Ming-Dynasty-mummy-in-China.html

India
Possible stupa structures from Pune:
http://timesofindia.feedsportal.com/c/33039/f/533915/s/134ef3f9/l/0Ltimesofindia0Bindiatimes0N0Ccity0Cpune0CStupa0Elike0Eblocks0Efound0Eat0Eancient0EPune0Carticleshow0C76843320Bcms/story01.htm

A pile of 7th century or so water reservoirs in central Maharashtra:
http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_archaeologists-discover-ancient-rain-water-harvesting-site-in-maharashtra_1516236

Plans to digitally scan the Rani Ki Vav Stepwell in Gujarat:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12657410

Review of Gyan Prakash, *Mumbai Fables*:
http://www.tnr.com/book/review/mumbai-fables-gyan-prakash?utm_source=The+New+Republic&utm_campaign=a313a68f6a-TNR_BA_031111&utm_medium=email

Japan
More on that haniwa from Hyogo:
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/nn20110308f2.html

Vietnam
A pair of 700 years b.p. canoes from the Huong River:
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/en/arts-entertainment/5793/700-year-old-dug-out-canoes-fished-out-from-huong-river.html
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Afghanistan
Bamiyan Buddhas slideshow:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12674541

Sri Lanka
A second-century piece of silk from Sri Lanka:
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_11/Mar14_1300117391KA.php

Vietnam
I think we've mentioned these 700 years b.p. canoes from Hue:
http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110318094255.aspx

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China
A 3000 years b.p. site from Jiangxi:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7327781.html

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a major target for antiquities smugglers, apparently:
http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/03/22/news12.asp
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