Archaeology of Asia

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Miriam T. Stark
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Social Science - 384 pages
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This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region’s last 10,000 years of history.

  • Comprises fifteen chapters by some of the world’s foremost Asia archaeologists
  • Sheds light on the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest evidence of plant domestication to the emergence of states and empires
  • Explores issues of cross-cultural significance, such as migration, urbanism, and technology
  • Presents original research data that challenges readers to think beyond national and regional boundaries
  • Synthesizes work previously unavailable to western readers
  

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Contents

Part II Contexts of Asian Archaeology
15
Part III Formative Developments
75
Part IV Emergence and Development of Complex Asian Systems
119
Part V Crossing Boundaries and Ancient Asian States
231
Index
350
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Miriam T. Stark is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. She has worked in Southeast Asia since 1987, and also has experience in North American and Near Eastern archaeology. She has published widely on her research in the Philippines and in Cambodia, and currently co-directs the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project in the Mekong Delta.

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