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Farming, social change, and state formation in Southeast Asia  

Charles F. W. Higham

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Farming in Southeast Asia is dominated two major crops, rice and millet, and domestic pigs, cattle, water buffalo, chickens, and dogs. The domestication of these species took place in ... More

Homo Sapiens Societies in Indonesia and South-Eastern Asia  

Sue O'Connor and David Bulbeck

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Apr 2014
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Oct 2013
Early foragers had dispersed into South East Asia by at least 50,000 years ago. sites dated to between 45,000 and 10,000 years ago have been documented throughout South East Asia, from Vietnam in ... More

The Pacific Islands  

Chris Gosden

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2012
This article examines the archaeology of the Pacific Islands. It describes the three parts of the Pacific Islands including Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, and explores the issues ... More

The Persistence of Hunting and Gathering Amongst Farmers in South-East Asia in Prehistory and Beyond  

Huw Barton

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Apr 2014
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Oct 2013
This article explores the persistence of hunting and gathering in South East Asia. The region is a difficult one to summarize as it constitutes hunter-gatherers living on the Asian mainland and ... More

Post-Glacial Transformations in South and South-East Asia  

Ryan Rabett and Sacha Jones

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Apr 2014
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Sep 2013
Significant demographic, economic, social, and technological shifts occurred in south and South East Asia from the onset of the Holocene set against profound environmental restructuring. ... More

Regional Hunter-Gatherer Traditions in South-East Asia  

Jana Fortier

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Apr 2014
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Oct 2013
Approximately forty contemporary hunter-gatherer societies survive in the increasingly deforested region of South East Asia. Despite the important place of hunter-gatherers in anthropological ... More

The Rock Art of South and East Asia  

Paul S.C. Taçon

This chapter discusses the rock art of South and East Asia, with particular emphasis on India, China, and Southeast Asia. It begins with an overview of early research and first discoveries ... More

Syriac  

Witold Witakowski

This chapter presents a sketch of early Syriac literature during the Roman/Byzantine period, before the Arab conquests. Although its beginnings were pre-Christian, the bulk of Syriac ... More

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