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Cultural and Biological Differentiation in Peninsular Malaysia: The Last 10,000 Years

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Title:Cultural and Biological Differentiation in Peninsular Malaysia: The Last 10,000 Years
Authors:Bellwood, Peter
Keywords:Malaysia
prehistory
ethnogenesis
foraging
agriculture
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LC Subject Headings:Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Date Issued:1993
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation:Bellwood, P. 1993. Cultural and Biological Differentiation in Peninsular Malaysia: The Last 10,000 Years. Asian Perspectives 32 (1): 37-60.
Series:Volume 32
Number 1
Abstract:This paper addresses questions of ethnogenesis and prehistoric cultural development in the Malay Peninsula. Both archaeological and linguistic sources are used and the time span extends from early Holocene foragers to the Malayic trading states of early history. Reasons are discussed for recognizing migration into the peninsula at various times as a necessary ingredient to explain ethnic diversity. Other models which claim totally in situ forms of cultural evolution to the exclusion of all external stimuli are evaluated and shown to be incomplete. KEYWORDS: Malaysia, prehistory, ethnogenesis, foraging, agriculture, colonization.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17019
ISSN:1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 1993 - Volume 32, Number 1 (Spring)


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