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ORYZA SATIVA and the origins of Kingdoms in South Sulawesi, Indonesia: Evidence from Rice Husk Phytoliths

Bulbeck, F David; Caldwell, Ian


This article sets out the first direct evidence for the central role of rice cultivation in the origin and development of complex chiefdoms, or kingdoms, in South Sulawesi after c. AD 1200. This evidence comprises Oryza phytoliths recovered from a test pit excavated from the earliest recorded palace site in South Sulawesi. A chronological context is provided by ceramic sherdage recovered from the test pit and from a partial surface survey of the hill on which the site is located. The combined...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Indonesia and the Malay World
DOI: 10.1080/13639810802016117


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