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Early Mainland Southeast Asia: From First Humans to Angkor

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Early Mainland Southeast Asia: From First Humans to Angkor by Charles Higham
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This is the first time that the entire course of mainland Southeast Asian prehistory has been covered in one volume. This is a vast canvas that covers the mainland as it waxed and waned with the changing level of the sea. It begins with the early homins of Flores and Java, who came from Africa over a million years ago. The second major arrival came at least 50,000 years ago, when ancestral anatomically modern humans left Africa and their first great exodus, reached the warm and inviting lowlands of Southeast Asia. Dramatic new discoveries now place the origins of rice and millet domestication in China at least five thousand years ago, and this lead to a series of movements into Southeast Asia, where the farmers met with and mixed with local groups of hunter gatherers. A vital new series of radiocarbon determinations from two key Thai sites, Ban Non Wat and Ban Chiang, has revealed that copper metallurgy, again of northern origin, spread across the mainland from the late second millennium BC, an innovation that sparked fundamental social changes. By 400 BC, the mainland was incorporated in a maritime trade network that brought exotic goods from India and China. The establishment of the Iron Age at this juncture stimulated further social changes that the author traces into the period of early states. The civilisations of Southeast Asia centred at Angkor, in Central Thailand and the coast of Vietnam are ancestral to the modern nations of Southeast Asia. This book is essential reading for all those interested in archaeologically, one of the most exciting regions of the world. SELLING POINTS: Beginning with the arrival of the first humans, this book traces the settlement of mainland Southeast Asia over a period of 1.5 million years Beginning with the arrival of the first humans, this book traces the settlement of mainland Southeast Asia over a period of 1.5 million years This book introduces entirely new radio-carbon chronologies for the early Bronze Age sites of Ban Chiang and Ban Non Wat, as a background to the dynamic and profound cultural changes that followed New findings at Angkor provide an up to the minute summary of this incredible civilisation The impact of a maritime trade network that linked Southeast Asia with India, China and Rome is explored on the basis of new and exciting discoveries AUTHOR: Charles Higham (born 1939) is a British archaeologist most noted for his work in Southeast Asia. Among his contributions to archaeology are his work (including several documentaries) about the Angkor civilisation in Cambodia and his exploration of Ban Non Wat. He is a professor at the University of Otega, Dunedin, New Zealand. SELLING POINTS: Beginning with the arrival of the first humans, this book traces the settlement of mainland Southeast Asia over a period of 1.5 million years This book introduces entirely new radio-carbon chronologies for the early Bronze Age sites of Ban Chiang and Ban Non Wat, as a background to the dynamic and profound cultural changes that followed New findings at Angkor provide an up to the minute summary of this incredible civilisation The impact of a maritime trade network that linked Southeast Asia with India, China and Rome is explored on the basis of new and exciting discoveries 524 colour illustrations

Author Biography

Charles Higham (born 1939) is a British archaeologist most noted for his work in Southeast Asia. Among his contributions to archaeology are his work (including several documentaries) about the Angkor civilization in Cambodia and his exploration of Ban Non Wat. He is a professor at the University of Otega, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Release date NZ
January 29th, 2014
Country of Publication
Thailand
Illustrations
524 colour
Imprint
River Books
Pages
456
Dimensions
169x231x26
ISBN-13
9786167339443
Product ID
21811911

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