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Increasing complexity and the political economy model; a consideration of Iron Age moated sites in Thailand

O'Reilly, Dougald


The evolution of increasingly hierarchical societies in Northeast Thailand has been discussed in the past but the motivating factors for this transformation remain elusive. This paper presents an examination of data from the Bronze and Iron Ages of Northeast Thailand with special reference to sites surrounded by channels and embankments. There continues to be considerable debate over the function of these channels, with defense, flood control, aquaculture, symbolism, and water storage for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2014.06.007


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