Archaeological Research in Myanmar

U Win Kyaing1, Baptiste Pradier2

1Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture

2Paris-Nanterre University,

Myanmar's primordial place in Southeast Asian archaeological research has only been confirmed in recent years, under the combined efforts of these multiple actors linked to numerous collaborations. The current dynamic benefits both prehistoric and historical research under the impetus of original data exploring the different aspects of Myanmar's past. These multiple interactions linked to its strategic position, at the crossroads of India and China, make this country a critical area for archaeological research in Southeast Asia in general. The aim of this session is to present the rapid progress made in recent years that has made Myanmar a country at the forefront of archaeological research in the region, and to encourage and disseminate research advances. This session encourages submission for papers related to various aspects of past Myanmar cultures to offer a broad understanding of Myanmar contribution to the regional research framework.