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Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte, Volume 39: Karst and Caves of Myanmar


Series: Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte Volume: 39

By: Michael Laumanns(Editor)

130 pages, colour maps

Speläoclub Berlin

Paperback | Jan 2010 | #213916
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Language: English with trilingual abstract in English, French, and German

Myanmar is still one of the “blank spots” on the speleological world map. The difficult political situation in the country and the restricted access to areas along its borders to Thailand, Laos and India have made only a few speleological expeditions possible so far. However, over the years several investigative projects were carried out with their results scattered in several publications. Especially in most recent times several expeditions were held. This volume aims to give a complete overview about the stand of speleological exploration of Myanmar. The results of all previous cave projects are presented to provide a solid basis for planning future explorations. This compilation also strives to align erroneous locations, name transcription problems as well as double denominations assigned to the same caves – all of which occurred in the literature. Furthermore a biospeleological overview is presented, including the bats of Myanmar.


Abstract / Zusammenfassung / Résumé     5

1.     Acknowledgements     5
2.     Introduction     6
3.     Geographical and geological settings (by Liz Price)     6
4.     History of speleological exploration in Myanmar (by Liz Price & M. Laumanns)     12
5.     Cave archaeology in Myanmar (by Liz Price)     14
6.     Cave descriptions (by Michael Laumanns)     14
6.1     General remarks     14
6.2     Caves of the Kachin State     15
6.3     Caves of the Sagaing Division     15
6.4     Caves of the Chin State     17
6.5     Caves of the Magway Division     17
6.6     Caves of the Mandalay Division     17
6.7     Caves of the Shan State (North)     21
6.8     Caves of the Shan State (South)     23
6.9     Caves of the Shan State (East)     49
6.10     Caves of the Rakhine State     50
6.11     Caves of the Kayah State     50
6.12     Caves of the Bago Division (West)     50
6.13     Caves of the Bago Division (East)     50
6.14     Caves of the Ayeyarwady Division     50
6.15     Caves of the Yangon Division     50
6.16     Caves of the Mon State     51
6.17     Caves of the Kayin State     58
6.18     Caves of the Tanintharyi Division     71
6.19     Caves with unknown administrative assignment     78
7.     Review of the biospeleology of Myanmar (by Helmut Steiner)     84
8.     Conclusions     108
9.     References     108

Annex 1     List of Myanmar caves in alphabetical order     
Annex 2     Geological Map of Myanmar (3 sheets)

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