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Papers on the Ethnology and Archaeology of the Malay Peninsula

Papers on the Ethnology and Archaeology of the Malay Peninsula


  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107600652

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  • Ivor H. N. Evans (1886–1957) was a British anthropologist, ethnographer and archaeologist who lived and worked in what is now Malaysia, including a brief period as a colonial administrator in 1910–11. This volume, which was originally published in 1927, consists of various papers on Malay beliefs, Malay technology, tribal groups, and some of the antiquities of the Peninsula. It was intended as a companion to Studies in Religion, Folk-lore and Custom in B.N. Borneo and the Malay Peninsula (1923), which gave the results, up to the date of publication, of the author's research into folklore and kindred traditions within the area. This text provides a wealth of additional information, including sections on neolithic implements, cave dwellers, and early bronze and iron tools. It will remain of value to anyone with an interest in the Malaysian culture and the colonial period.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107600652
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Papers on the Pagan Races:
    1. On some Negritos of the Penisular Siam
    2. Notes on Pahnang Negritos
    3. Some beliefs of the Negritos of Lenggong, Perak
    4. On an examination of some Negrito combs from Perak
    5. Vaughan Stevens and the patterns on Negrito combs
    6. The Jo-Ben of the Lompat River, Pahang
    7. A note on the Orang Laut of Singapore
    8. A note on the Sea Gypsies of Tring, Peninsular Siam
    Part II. Malay Beliefs:
    9. Lucky and unlucky Kĕris measurements
    10. Two Malay methods of divination
    Part II. Malay and Other Technology:
    11. Notes on the manufacture of damascened spear and knife blades in the Malay states
    12. Malay Filigree work
    13. The potting industry at Kuala Tembeling, Pahang
    14. The Malay fire-piston
    15. On a coin mould from Kelantan
    16. Nakon Niello-Ware
    Part IV. Archaeology:
    17. A grave and megaliths in Negri Sembilan
    18. On the ancient structures on Kedah Peak
    19. Antiquities from Sungai Batu Estate, South Kedah
    20. An ancient clay vessel from the Langkawi Islands
    21. On the persistence of an old type of water-vessel
    22. Neolithic stone implements
    23. Cave exploration
    24. Ancient objects in bronze, iron and other materials
    25. Some neolithic implements from Chong, Trang, Peninsular Siam

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    Ivor H. N. Evans

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