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Environmental and Social Change in Northeast Thailand during the Iron Age

Higham, C.F.W.; Manly, B.F.J.; Thosarat, R.; Buckley, Hallie R.; Chang, N.; Halcrow, S.E.; Ward, S.; O'Reilly, Dougald; Shewan, L.G.; Domett, Kathryn M


The Iron Age of Mainland Southeast Asia began in the fifth century bc and lasted for about a millennium. In coastal regions, the development of trade along the Maritime Silk Road led to the growth of port cities. In the interior, a fall in monsoon rains particularly affected the Mun River valley. This coincided with the construction of moats/reservoirs round Iron Age settlements from which water was channelled into wet rice fields, the production of iron ploughshares and sickles, population...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Cambridge Archaeological Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S0959774319000192


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