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Here we go again: a new series of AMS dates from the Kkho Wong Prachan Valley, central Thailand

Author(s): Andrew Weiss ; Vince Pigott

Year: 2017

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A new series of AMS dates from the Khao Wong Prachan Valley (KWPV) in central Thailand addresses several key questions in the region, including the dating of the initial settlement of the valley, the duration of the pre-metal period, the first appearance of copper-base artifacts, the beginning of large-scale crucible-based copper smelting and production at the site of Non Pa Wai, the shift to a different copper production technology used at Nil Kham Haeng, and, the occupation span of the associated habitation site of Non Mak La. Defining the temporal extent of these industrial deposits allow us to estimate the production intensity of copper in the Khao Wong Prachan Valley. The dating program’s strategy and results are discussed, along with the implications for the prehistory of Thailand and Southeast Asia, with particular focus on the ties between the KWPV and copper-age sites in the Phimai region in NE Thailand.

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Here we go again: a new series of AMS dates from the Kkho Wong Prachan Valley, central Thailand. Andrew Weiss, Vince Pigott. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430996)


Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia

Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 15436

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