SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol. 7, 2007

Approaches to Flaked Stone Artefact Archaeology in Thailand : A Historical Review

Ben Marwick




Abstract


Research into stone artefact archaeology has a long history in Thailand and has made significant contributions to our understanding of Southeast Asian prehistory. Since the 1960s there has been a series of archaeological projects by foreign and Thai archaeologists that include substantial studies of stone artefacts. This review of these projects shows how research priorities, methods and conceptual frameworks have changed (or not) over time. The review also shows the current state of knowledge of stone artefacts in Thai archaeology. Finally, it suggests some promising themes for future work.

Key Words: archaeology; anthropology; stone artefacts; Thailand; Hoabinhian

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