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dc.contributor.author Rabett, Ryan J en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:53:42Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:53:42Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rabett, R. J. 2005. The Early Exploitation of Southeast Asian Mangroves: Bone Technology from Caves and Open Sites. Asian Perspectives 44 (1): 154-79. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17228 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on the contribution that the study of bone technology is making to the understanding of early tropical subsistence in Southeast Asia. Newly completed research suggests that during the period from the terminal Pleistocene to mid Holocene, bone tools may have featured prominently in coastal subsistence. There are indications that this technology may have had a particular association with hunting and gathering in the mangrove forests that proliferated along many coasts during this period. The study of these tools thus represents a rare chance to examine prehistoric extractive technologies, which are generally agreed to have been predominantly made on organic, nonpreserving media. The evidence presented also suggests that prehistoric foragers from this region possessed a good working understanding of the mechanical properties of bone and used bone implements where conditions and needs suited the parameters of this material. KEYWORDS: bone technology, Sundaland, coastal subsistence. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 44 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1 en_US
dc.subject bone technology en_US
dc.subject Sundaland en_US
dc.subject coastal subsistence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title The Early Exploitation of Southeast Asian Mangroves: Bone Technology from Caves and Open Sites en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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