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A tale of two kingdoms : the historical archaeology of Gowa and Tallok, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Bulbeck, Francis David


The present thesis details the historical archaeology, or more accurately the archaeological history, of the Makassar kingdoms of Gowa and Tallok, South Sulawesi. Close study of the archaeological record provided strong support for the literal truth of the origin stories of these kingdoms as stated in their chronicles. Gowa appears to have originated as a near-coastal, agrarian kingdom in the 13th-14th centuries. A succession dispute in Gowa, possibly as a reflection of crowding in...[Show more]

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Date published: 1992
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7395e7cfd28


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