Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte,
Inhalt Band 39:
Michael Laumanns (Editor):
Karst and Caves of Myanmar
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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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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.

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