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Economic Intensification in Old Kiyyangan: Global Interaction and Intra-Regional Trade Understood Through Trade Ceramics

Author(s): Robin Meyer-Lorey

Year: 2017

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Access to imported goods by premodern societies implies economic intensification and long distance trade and interaction. Investigations in the Old Kiyyangan Village (OKV), Ifugao, Philippines have indicated that Southeast Asian and Chinese tradeware ceramics began to influence social interactions as early as 600 years ago. This presentation reports on our work in OKV that highlights the role of outside trade in the development of social differentiation in the region. We focus on the period before and during Spanish contact in the Philippines, drawing materials from around the end of the 13th Century to circa 1800 AD. Spatial and temporal analysis of tradeware ceramics (stoneware and porcelain) in Old Kiyyangan Village can advance our understanding of the availability of these prestige trade ceramics to different members of the community as well as the role of the ceramics within the community. These insights reveal more about the ways in which individuals at OKV taking part in intra- and inter-regional trade networks may have consciously or unconsciously altered the availability and significance of prestige goods such as trade ceramics in their own community.


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Economic Intensification in Old Kiyyangan: Global Interaction and Intra-Regional Trade Understood Through Trade Ceramics. Robin Meyer-Lorey. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429299)


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16682

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America