SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol. 5 (Number 1-2) 2005

Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology in Thailand: Recent Evidence from the Central Highland

Thanik Lertcharnrit




Abstract


This paper presents results of recent archaeological research in the eastern margin of central Thailand, where the majority of the area comprises of highland and terraces and little archaeological research has been previously done. Temporal focus of the paper is on the time period ranging approximately from 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1200, covering the Late Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and the Proto-historic period namely Dvaravati Period. This paper principally discusses the cultural evolution of ancient communities in the area in the context of settlement pattern, craft production, trade network, and subsistence strategy.

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