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Emergence and diversification of the neolithic in Southern Vietnam: insights from coastal Rach Nui

Oxenham, Marc F.; Piper, Philip J.; Bellwood, Peter; Bui, Chi Hoang; Nguyen, Khanh Trung Kien; Nguyen, Quoc Manh; Campos, Fredeliza; Castillo, Cristina; Wood, Rachel; Sarjeant, Carmen; Amano, Noel; Willis, Anna; Ceron, Jasminda


We examine the southern Vietnamese site of Rach Nui, dated to between 3390 and 3850 cal BP, in the context of three major aspects of the Neolithic in Mainland Southeast Asia: mound formation and chronology, construction techniques, and subsistence economy. Results indicate that this ca. 75 m in diameter, 5 m high mound, comprising over a dozen phases of earthen platforms, upon which were raised sophisticated wooden structures, was built in <200 years. While consuming domesticated millet, rice,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-13
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2014.980473


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