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Ban Chiang, Northeast Thailand, Volume 2B

Metals and Related Evidence from Ban Chiang, Ban Tong, Ban Phak Top, and Don Klang

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Ban Chiang, Northeast Thailand, Volume 2B
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The foundation of any archaeometallurgical study is study of excavated assemblages of metals and related remains. This volume presents in detail how the metals and such remains as crucibles excavated from four sites in northeast Thailand have been studied to understand the place of metal objects and technology in the ancient past of this region. In addition to typological examination, hundreds of technical analyses reveal the technological capabilities, preferences, and styles of metal artifact manufacturers in this part of Thailand. Detailed examination of contexts of recovery of metal remains employing a "life history" approach indicates that metal objects in those societies were used primarily in daily life and, only occasionally, as grave goods. The most surprising find is that casting of copper-base artifacts to final form took place at all these village sites during the metal age period, indicating a decentralized final production stage that may prove to be unusual for metal age societies. These insights are made possible by applying the methods and theories introduced in the first volume of the suite of volumes that study the metal remains from Ban Chiang in regional contest.

Author Biography

Joyce C. White is the Executive Director of the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology (ISEAA). Elizabeth G. Hamilton is the archaeometallurgist and data manager for the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology (ISEAA).
Release date NZ
November 19th, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Elizabeth G. Hamilton Edited by Joyce C. White
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
10 color, 146 b/w illus.
Imprint
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Pages
304
ISBN-13
9781931707787
Product ID
27875539

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