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The 'Metal Age' at the Niah Caves, c. 2000-500 years ago

Szabo, Katherine; Cole, Franca; LLoyd-Smith, Lindsay; Barker, Graeme William; Hunt, Chris; Piper, Philip; Doherty, Chris

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The term 'Metal Age', sometimes with locally-specific sub-divisions such as 'early', 'develop d' and 'protohistoric', is used in Island Southeast Asia a harthand for the p � riod from about 200 years g until the arrival of Europ ans. Tt \� as originally pr posed because of th� Ia k f clear chron logical sep<~ ration between the appearan e of iron and bronze in th region, compared with on the Asian Mainland (Bellwood 1999, 116; Fox 1970, 121-2; T. Harrisson 1970, 30; van Heekeren 1958, 1)....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSzabo, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorCole, Franca
dc.contributor.authorLLoyd-Smith, Lindsay
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Graeme William
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Chris
dc.contributor.authorPiper, Philip
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Chris
dc.contributor.editorGraeme Barker
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:12:37Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781902937540
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/49746
dc.description.abstractThe term 'Metal Age', sometimes with locally-specific sub-divisions such as 'early', 'develop d' and 'protohistoric', is used in Island Southeast Asia a harthand for the p � riod from about 200 years g until the arrival of Europ ans. Tt \� as originally pr posed because of th� Ia k f clear chron logical sep<~ ration between the appearan e of iron and bronze in th region, compared with on the Asian Mainland (Bellwood 1999, 116; Fox 1970, 121-2; T. Harrisson 1970, 30; van Heekeren 1958, 1). Despite the fact that people at Niah may have been acquainted with metal from c. 2500 BP (Chapter 7, pp. 289-90), the term Metal Age remains a useful tag for a period beginning c. 2000 BP that is inherent! diverse, and often eclectic. Perhaps because of this diversit there have been remarkably few attempts at synthesi , scholars tending to focus on the technology and distribution of metal artefacts (e.g. Chia 2007; Soejeno 1980) or on dominant external cultural influences and their local manifestations (e.g. been able to undertake thus far. Hence we can only present here a preliminary assessment of the material and its implications for the nature of the 1etal Age in northwest Borneo, Anal !;is is complicated by the lack of an agreed Met
dc.publisherMcDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
dc.relation.ispartofRainforest foraging and farming in Island Southeast Asia
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleThe 'Metal Age' at the Niah Caves, c. 2000-500 years ago
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor210103 - Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4486421xPUB191
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSzabo, Katherine, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCole, Franca, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
local.contributor.affiliationLLoyd-Smith, Lindsay, Sogang University
local.contributor.affiliationBarker, Graeme William, University of Cambridge
local.contributor.affiliationHunt, Chris, Queen's University Belfast
local.contributor.affiliationPiper, Philip, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDoherty, Chris, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage299
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage340
local.identifier.absseo970121 - Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:38:01Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationUK
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