Largest archeology event in Indo-Pacific held in Hue
16:36 | 25/09/2018

VGP - The 21st Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) is taking place from September 23-28 in the former imperial city of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province.

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The event, the largest for archeology in the Indo-Pacific region, brought together more than 700 archeologists from 35 countries and territories, to meet, exchange views and share information on their research and establish new cooperative relations.

The six-day congress will have several separate topic meetings as well as visits to relics built by the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) in Hue.

IPPA Secretary-General Ian Lilley said the congress would be a chance for archeologists around the world to gain a deeper understanding of the progress of archeology in the Indo-Pacific region.

Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre and a co-organizer of the congress, said the congress would feature different archeology topics, with a focus on the new findings made in recent years.

Discussion on new theories as well as the application of high technology for the job will be facilitated in the congress meetings, he added.

According to Nguyen Giang Hai, Director of the Viet Nam Institute of Archeology, Viet Nam would announce new findings from the pre-Epipaleolithic era found at sites in the country’s Central Highlands region.

By Thuy Dung 

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