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Ban Wang Hai: Excavations of an Iron-Age Cemetery in Northern Thailand (review)

Ban Wang Hai: Excavations of an Iron-Age Cemetery in Northern Thailand (review) asian perspectives 44(2) fall 2005 Ban Wang Hai: Excavations of an Iron-Age Cemetery in Northern Thailand. JeanPierre Pautreau, Patricia Mornais, and Tasana Doy-asa. Bangkok: Silkworm Books, 2003. ISBN 974-7551-99-3. Reviewed by Kate Domett, School of Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville QLD 4811, Australia The excavation of Ban Wang Hai, Northern Thailand, began in 1996, as part of a Thai-French collaboration titled ``The Thai-French Prehistoric Research Project'' that had been initiated in 1985 to study the Paleolithic period through to the Iron Age in the upper northern regions of Thailand. The excavation of Ban Wang Hai in Lamphun Province described in this monograph represents the Iron Age period. This monograph, previously published in French, provides details of the excavation as well as the analysis of the artifacts and the human remains that followed. Contributions from other specialists, such as metallurgists and jewelry analysts, are inserted as appropriate. There are many good-quality color photographs and drawings that significantly enhance the text, although figures are not always in numerical order. A significant addition, which accounts for half of the monograph, is the translation to Thai. Not only is this appropriate, considering that the work defines Thai prehistory, it also makes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Ban Wang Hai: Excavations of an Iron-Age Cemetery in Northern Thailand (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 44 (2) – Nov 21, 2005

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asian perspectives 44(2) fall 2005 Ban Wang Hai: Excavations of an Iron-Age Cemetery in Northern Thailand. JeanPierre Pautreau, Patricia Mornais, and Tasana Doy-asa. Bangkok: Silkworm Books, 2003. ISBN 974-7551-99-3. Reviewed by Kate Domett, School of Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville QLD 4811, Australia The excavation of Ban Wang Hai, Northern Thailand, began in 1996, as part of a Thai-French collaboration titled ``The Thai-French Prehistoric Research Project'' that had been initiated in 1985 to study the Paleolithic period through to the Iron Age in the upper northern regions of Thailand. The excavation of Ban Wang Hai in Lamphun Province described in this monograph represents the Iron Age period. This monograph, previously published in French, provides details of the excavation as well as the analysis of the artifacts and the human remains that followed. Contributions from other specialists, such as metallurgists and jewelry analysts, are inserted as appropriate. There are many good-quality color photographs and drawings that significantly enhance the text, although figures are not always in numerical order. A significant addition, which accounts for half of the monograph, is the translation to Thai. Not only is this appropriate, considering that the work defines Thai prehistory, it also makes

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Published: Nov 21, 2005

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