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Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia
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Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia

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Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia by Charles Higham

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This synthesis of the latest archaeological discoveries in Southeast Asia begins with the early hunter gatherers and concludes with the early states, with particular reference to Angkor. New ideas and interpretations abound. Rice farming is now documented in the Yangzi Valley, whence it spread south; copper and bronze casting is seen as an extension via China of a process that began in the Near East. In conjunction with his own excavations in Northeast Thailand, Higham reviews the important culture of the Iron Age that heralded the transition to early states. This book is the only up-to-date account of the early cultures of a huge area and is a unique compendium essential for all those interested in this region.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789748225708
ISBN-10: 9748225704
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 182mm x 24mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: River Books
Publisher: River Books
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: Thailand

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Author Biography - Charles Higham

Charles Higham is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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