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Mortuary Caves and the Dammar Trade in the Towuti-Routa Region, Sulawesi, in an Island Southeast Asian context

Bulbeck, Francis David; Arifin Aziz, Fadhila; O'Connor, Susan; Calo, Ambra; Fenner, Jack; Marwick, Benjamin; Feathers, James K; Wood, Rachel; Prastiningtyas, Dyah


Archaeological evidence from survey and cave excavation in the Towuti-Routa region of Sulawesi suggests the following sequence of late Holocene cultural change. Settled communities whose subsistence included an agricultural component had established themselves by the early centuries a.d. and began the use of caves for mortuary purposes. Extended inhumations are the oldest attested mortuary practice, overlapping in time with secondary burials in large earthenware jars dated to around a.d. 1000....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspectives
DOI: 10.1353/asi.2016.0017
Access Rights: Open Access


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