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The Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia: From 10,000 B.C. to the Fall of Angkor (Cambridge World Archaeology)

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Southeast Asia was the scene of one of the world's major civilisations, that of Angkor, until it was sacked in the early fifteenth century. The origins of Angkor were barely known until recent archaeological excavation and field research began to reveal the region's dynamic development and to raise new questions to serve in its understanding. This important new synthesis focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, Kampuchea, Laos and adjacent areas. The book begins when the area was occupied 12,000 years ago by hunters and gatherers. The author stresses the importance of sedentism and domestication. These encouraged the spread of coastal communities into the interior valleys. Particular relevance is seen in the exchange of valuables, including bronze, as symbols of status. The origins of civilisation, for long assumed to result from Indian expansion in the region, are seen as rooted in local changes, along with the selective adoption of Indian religious and political ideas within coastal cheifdoms. In bridging the gap between prehistory and history, this book will appeal not only to archaeologists but to those interested in the general history, culture and arts of Asia.

Synopsis:

This important new synthesis focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia.

Synopsis:

The importance of sedentism and domestication in the development of civilization is stressed through this study of the hunter and gatherer societies occupying early mainland Southeast Asia 12,000 years ago.

Synopsis:

Southeast Asia was the scene of one of the world's major civilisations, that of Angkor, until it was sacked in the early fifteenth century. Recent archaeological excavations revealed the region's dynamic development. This book focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia, beginning at its occupation, 12,000 years ago by hunters and gatherers.

Synopsis:

This important new synthesis focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chronological table; 1. Introduction; 2. Hunter-gatherer communities and early domestication; 3. The expansion of domestic communities; 4. The end of autonomy and emergence of chiefdoms; 5. The development of mandalas; 6. The Angkorian Mandala; 7. Concluding remarks; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521275255
Author:
Higham, Charles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
nor
Author:
man Yoffee
Author:
Yoffee, Norman
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Far East
Subject:
Asia, southeastern
Subject:
Antiquities, prehistoric
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Southeast Asia--Antiquities
Subject:
Antiquities, Prehistoric - Southeast Asia
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19890531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
404
Dimensions:
9.34x7.36x.91 in. 1.52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This important new synthesis focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia.
"Synopsis" by , The importance of sedentism and domestication in the development of civilization is stressed through this study of the hunter and gatherer societies occupying early mainland Southeast Asia 12,000 years ago.
"Synopsis" by , Southeast Asia was the scene of one of the world's major civilisations, that of Angkor, until it was sacked in the early fifteenth century. Recent archaeological excavations revealed the region's dynamic development. This book focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia, beginning at its occupation, 12,000 years ago by hunters and gatherers.
"Synopsis" by , This important new synthesis focuses on the social world of early mainland Southeast Asia.
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