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Khao Sam Kaeo: An Early Port-City between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea ed. by Bérénice Bellina (review)

Khao Sam Kaeo: An Early Port-City between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea ed. by... BOOK REVIEWS 409 Khao Sam Kaeo: An Early Port-City between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Edited by Bérénice Bellina. Mémoires Archéologiques 28. Paris: École Française D’Extrême-Orient, 2017. 675 pp. Paper EUR €65.00, ISBN 978-2-85539-427-5. Reviewed by Michèle H. S. DEMANDT, Department of History, Jinan University, Guangzhou The last twenty years have witnessed geoarchaeological evidence, to reconstruct increased interest in the identification of aspects of landscape formation, subsistence maritime connections and the reconstruction strategies, and settlement organization during of transoceanic networks that operated during the period in question. Also included are arch- the late prehistoric and early historical periods. aeometric and stylistic analyses of ceramics, For example, research into Southeast Asia’s stone ornaments, stone adzes, metal objects, early contacts with the Indian world and Han glass, and stone seals and intaglios. The ideas put China has expanded to incorporate the results forward are in line with Bellina’s (2003, 2014) of archaeological work in coastal India, the earlier model of a cultural matrix shared Bay of Bengal, and those lands and islands throughout the Southeast Asian maritime which border the periphery of the South sphere, along with the movement of Indian China Sea. Scholars that once saw India http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Khao Sam Kaeo: An Early Port-City between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea ed. by Bérénice Bellina (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 58 (2) – Oct 22, 2019

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BOOK REVIEWS 409 Khao Sam Kaeo: An Early Port-City between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Edited by Bérénice Bellina. Mémoires Archéologiques 28. Paris: École Française D’Extrême-Orient, 2017. 675 pp. Paper EUR €65.00, ISBN 978-2-85539-427-5. Reviewed by Michèle H. S. DEMANDT, Department of History, Jinan University, Guangzhou The last twenty years have witnessed geoarchaeological evidence, to reconstruct increased interest in the identification of aspects of landscape formation, subsistence maritime connections and the reconstruction strategies, and settlement organization during of transoceanic networks that operated during the period in question. Also included are arch- the late prehistoric and early historical periods. aeometric and stylistic analyses of ceramics, For example, research into Southeast Asia’s stone ornaments, stone adzes, metal objects, early contacts with the Indian world and Han glass, and stone seals and intaglios. The ideas put China has expanded to incorporate the results forward are in line with Bellina’s (2003, 2014) of archaeological work in coastal India, the earlier model of a cultural matrix shared Bay of Bengal, and those lands and islands throughout the Southeast Asian maritime which border the periphery of the South sphere, along with the movement of Indian China Sea. Scholars that once saw India

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Published: Oct 22, 2019

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