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A new chronological framework for prehistoric Southeast Asia, based on a Bayesian model from Ban Non Wat

  • Charles Higham (a1) and Thomas Higham (a2)
Abstract

The authors offer a new chronological framework for prehistoric Southeast Asia, based mainly on the Bayesian modelling of 75 radiocarbon dates from well-stratified excavations at Ban Non Wat. The results are revolutionary. Neolithic practice now begins in the second millennium and hierarchical state-forming activity is dated to a ‘starburst’ around 1000 BC. The authors reflect on the social implications of the new model – and on the criteria for an ever stronger chronology.

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