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Author Topic: March 2011 Archeology - Asia and the South Pacific  (Read 3449 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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