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Author Topic: April 2011 Archeology - Asia and the South Pacific  (Read 1607 times)
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« Topic Start: April 03, 2011, 11:36:40 am »

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China
A 'dog stew pot' from a 2400 years b.p. tomb in Shaanxi:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-03/31/content_12258642.htm

Another item on 'China's Pompeii':
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90783/91300/7336871.html

Hawaii
Review of Sarah Vowell, *Unfamiliar Fishes*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/books/review/book-review-unfamiliar-fishes-by-sarah-vowell.html?ref=books

India
A Buddhist monastery stie in Midnapore:
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/ancient-buddhist-monastery-comes-to-sight-in-midnapore/768247/0

cf (from 2008):
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1115647/monastery_of_moghalmari_in_west_midnapore.html
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Pondering the theory that early humans in Asia may have made tools from bamboo:
http://blog.smu.edu/research/2011/04/scientists_make_bamboo_tools_t.html
 
Afghanistan
Latest on trying to excavate a pile of Buddhist sites before mining commences:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Race+to+save+Buddhist+relics+in+former+Bin+Laden+camp/23443

China
Archaeologists have excavated a Western Han dynasty tomb from Xi'an:
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-186248.html

A number of ancient wells from Changsha:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7344759.html

Mongolia
Folks are still looking for Genghis Khan's tomb:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/science/citizen-scientists-help-search-for-tomb-of-genghis-khan-via-photos-of-mongolia/2011/03/09/AFmhmKcC_story.html

Taiwan
Pondering settlement patterns on Taiwan:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-high-seas-responsible-taiwan-settlement.html

Vietnam
Finds from various periods in Vietnam's Tang River Valley:
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=576815
 
... related, but focusing on some 2000 years b.p. tombs:
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/en/arts-entertainment/6764/2-000-year-old-tombs-discovered-in-central-vietnam.html
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China
A large excavation in Sichuan has found "large-scale" remains from the Shang and Zhou dynasties:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/98649/7350454.html

India
400 years b.p. silver coins from Jaipur:
 http://www.ptinews.com/news/1510695_Ancient-silver-coins-unearthed-near-Jaipur

New Zealand
A Maori adze from 15th-century site in Porirua:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4895570/Adze-found-near-site-of-Kupes-landing
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More on bamboo tools:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110408101749.htm

Australia
A mystery shipwreck on Hinchinbrook Island (north Queensland):
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/mystery-shipwreck-unearthed-in-north-queensland-20110419-1dmw6.html?from=brisbanetimes_sb

China
Some photos from the Warring States tombs:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90783/7354081.html

A possible Xizhou dynasty site in north China:
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-195711.html

India
Suggestion that Indian mariners were riding the monsoons as early as the 2nd century B.C./B.C.E:
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110419/jsp/nation/story_13872601.jsp

Japan
More on those tsunami stones:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/world/asia/21stones.html

Sri Lanka
Brief item on assorted 2000 years b.p. artifacts being found in Sri Lanka:
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-194693.html

Tibet
Evidence of knowledge of brain surgery from a Tibetan Buddhist text:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-04/20/c_13837268.htm

Vietnam
A pair of 4th/5th century tombs from Hanoi:
http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110424142118.aspx

Feature on the Long Wall of Quang Ngai:
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110420-scale-the-great-wall-of-vietnam
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