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The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia

The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia

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  • Date Published: June 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521565059

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  • This book addresses the controversy over the origins of the Bronze Age of Southeast Asia. Charles Higham provides a systematic and regional presentation of the current evidence. He suggests that the adoption of metallurgy in the region followed a period of growing exchange with China. Higham then traces the development of Bronze Age cultures, identifying regionality and innovation, and suggesting how and why distinct cultures developed. This book is the first comprehensive study of the period, placed within a broader comparative framework.

    • The first full coverage of the period
    • Opens new dimension in our understanding of how and why the Bronze age cultures of Southeast Asia developed
    • First time the archaeology of Southeast Asia and China during the Bronze Age have been integrated in detail
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "An indispensable work for those interested in archaeology at all levels." C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Choice

    "Higham is to be congratulated for having integrated an enormous amount of data, based on over two decades of fieldwork in eastern and northeastern Thailand, as well as extensive travels in Southeast Asia and China, into one very readable text." Rasmi Shoocongdej, Crossroads

    "Higham is to be congratulated for having integrated an enormous amount of data...into one readable text. ...this volume will remain an essential reference for scholars and students for some time to come." Crossroads

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521565059
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus. 50 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The discovery of the Bronze Age
    3. The neolithic of South-east Asia and China
    4. Central Thailand
    5. The Mekong Valley
    6. The Red and Zijang River valleys and coastal Vietnam
    7. The Yunnan Plateau
    8. External relationships of the South-east Asian Bronze Age: China, India and Island South-east Asia
    9. Discussion and conclusions.

  • Author

    Charles Higham, University of Otago, New Zealand

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