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Author Sarjeant, Carmen, 1985- author.

Title Contextualising the neolithic occupation of Southern Vietnam : the role of ceramics and potters at An Son / Carmen Sarjeant.

Publication Info. Australian National Univeristy, Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 456 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Terra australis ; 42
Terra Australis ; 42.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ANU, viewed January 6, 2015).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-440).
Summary Excavated in 2009, An Son, Long An Province, southern Vietnam has been dated to the second millennium BC, with evidence for neolithic occupation and burials. Very little is known about the neolithic period in southern Vietnam, and the routes and chronology for the appearance of cultivation, domestic animals, and ceramic and lithic technologies associated with sedentary settlements in mainland Southeast Asia are still debated. The ways in which the ceramic material culture at An Son conforms to the wider neolithic expression observed in Southeast Asia is investigated, and local and regional innovations are identified. The An Son ceramic assemblage is discussed in great detail to characterise the neolithic occupation, while considering the nature of craft production, manufacturing methods and the transference of traditions. Contextualising the neolithic in southern Vietnam is conducted through a comparative study of material culture between An Son and the sites of Bn , Bnh a, C Lao Ra, Ci Vn, Cu St, a Kai, nh ng, Lc Giang, Rch L, Rch Ni and Sui Linh, all in southern Vietnam. Another analysis is presented to contextualise An Son in the wider neolithic landscape of mainland Southeast Asia, between An Son and Ban Non Wat, early Ban Lum Khao, early Ban Chiang, early Non Nok Tha, Khok Charoen, Tha Kae, Khok Phanom Di, Nong Nor (phase 1), Samrong Sen, Laang Spean, Krek, Bu Tr, Mn Bc and Xm `Rn. The aspects of material culture at An Son that appear to have ancestral links are considered in this research as well as local interaction spheres.
Contents 1. Introduction: Unravelling the Neolithic of Southern Vietnam -- 2. Neolithic Archaeology in Southeast Asia -- 3. Methodology -- 4. The An Son Excavation of 2009 -- 5. An Son Ceramic Vessel Forms and Surface Treatments -- 6. An Son Ceramic Fabrics -- 7. The Degree of Standardisation in the An Son Ceramic Assemblage -- 8. Comparison of Neolithic Sites in Southern Vietnam -- 9. Comparison of Neolithic Sites in Southeast Asia -- 10. The Role of Potters in Establishing Identity at An Son -- Conclusions.
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Prehistoric peoples -- Vietnam, Southern.
Ceramics -- Vietnam, Southern -- An So'n.
Potters -- Vietnam, Southern -- An So'n.
Vietnam, Southern -- Antiquities.
An So'n (Vietnam) -- Antiquities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Ceramics. (OCoLC)fst00851090
Potters. (OCoLC)fst01073567
Prehistoric peoples. (OCoLC)fst01075242
Southern Vietnam. (OCoLC)fst01692683
Other Form: Print version: Sarjeant, Carmen. Contextualising the Neolithic Occupation of Southern Vietnam. Canberra : ANU Press, 2014 9781925021745
ISBN 9781925021752 (electronic bk.)
1925021750 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000052810820
GBVCP 1008661635
NLGGC 405023715
AU@ 000054013980

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