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Domesticated Animals in the Island Southeast Asian Neolithic

Piper, Philip


Between 2500 and 1500 BCE, human populations migrated into Southeast Asia from southern China and Taiwan, bringing new modes of sedentary settlement and a broad range of material culture. It is traditionally believed that these early Austroasiatic‐ and Austronesian‐speaking communities introduced three domestic animals – the pig, dog, and chicken – as a “package” to Southeast Asia. However, there is currently no evidence to support such an exclusive correlation. There is also no strong...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: First Islanders: Prehistory and Human Migration in Island Southeast Asia


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