SUNDASIA is exploring how prehistoric tropical communities adapted to cycles of coastal inundation over the last 60,000 years in northern Vietnam, and how these data can help inform models and responses to modern climate-induced rising seas in this region.
This multi-disciplinary research project is focused on the archaeological, geological and ecological history of the Tràng An massif World Heritage site, Ninh Binh, Vietnam.
SUNDASIA is based at Queen’s University Belfast. Principal collaborating institutions in the UK are: Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and Queen Mary University of London; and in Vietnam: the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Tràng An Management Board, Ninh Binh Provincial People’s Committee, the Xuan Truong Enterprise, and the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology.
• 10th July – A report on the first year of the project is in preparation
• 19th May 2017 – SUNDASIA becomes a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project under the AHRC
• Forthcoming field season (30th November-21st December 2016)
• Forthcoming field season (22nd August-11th September 2016)
Global Challenges Research Fund (AHRC) AH/N005902/1 / Xuan Truong Enterprise