SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 12, No 2 (2012)

Archaeology in the Thonburi Area1

Kannika Suteerattanapirom




Abstract


At the time of writing, archaeological excavations have been carried out at four sites in the Thonburi area: Wichai Prasit Fort, Khong Ban Khamin (the former Thonburi moat), the former Thonburi train station area, and Pong Pajjamit Fort. The information gathered from the archaeological excavations is greatly significant to affirm, verify, and test existing knowledge from historical documents. Furthermore, it can clearly support topics of original historical knowledge, which hitherto had no records. The objectives of this article are to present
new information and evidences derived from the technical method of the archaeological excavation, which had never been revealed so far, and to demonstrate it’s contribution to archaeological knowledge in the Thonburi area.

Key Words: Thonburi; Thonburi Archaeology; Bangkok Archaeology

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