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Matting Impressions from Lo Gach: Materiality at Floor Level

Cameron, Judith


In Southeast Asia, organic materials do not generally survive in the archaeological record, especially fibre-based artefacts. In this paper, I report on some rare, well-preserved impressions of floor matting discovered during the 2014 excavations at the site of Lo Gach, Long An Province, southern Vietnam, dated to ca. 2750 cal. BP. The impressions not only provide useful insights into weaving technology in the past, they also indicate that the techniques utilised more than 2,500 years ago to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: New Perspectives in Southeast Asian and Pacific Prehistory


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