Asia

Chinese Silk

Silk is one of the more complex luxuries. It is not just a matter of cultivating silk worms – it is also essential to cultivate the mulberry leaves on which they feed. You then set up a series of racks containing trays covered with mulberry leaves on which the silk worms feast. You then extract […]

Bahrain

The latest results of an on-going archaeological project that is uncovering Islamic period remains on Bahrain

Kerala

Kerala, India

Richard Hodges reports on Kerala. Otherwise known as God’s own country, it is fast becoming an eco-tourist destination

Singapore

Singapore

Gary Brown takes a look at the oft-ignored pre-colonial archaeology of Singapore

South East Asia

Visiting Angkor Wat, Ayutthayan, Bangkok and a spectacular Bronze Age cemetary at Ban Non Wat

Okinawa, Japan

Excavation of a Samurai castle in Okinawa, the island 400 miles to the south of Japan

Peking_Mans_Cave

Peking Man’s Cave

Peking Man was one of the first ‘men’ to break out of Africa. He was discovered in the 1920s, but is only recently being properly dated

Dragon Bone Hill

In 1921, the Swedish geologist Gunnar Andersson and his palaeontological assistant Otto Zdansky, an Austrian, discovered some intriguing fossil bones in a complex of Pleistocene-era caves near Peking. Dragon Bone Hill is the English translation of the local Chinese name (Longgushan) of the caves that are internationally known as Zhoukoudian. A galaxy of international scientists […]

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