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Patterns of Habitation and Burial Activity in the Ban Rai Rock Shelter, Northwestern Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Treerayapiwat, Cherdsak
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:53:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:53:57Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Treerayapiwat, C. 2005. Patterns of Habitation and Burial Activity in the Ban Rai Rock Shelter, Northwestern Thailand. Asian Perspectives 44 (1): 231-45.
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17233
dc.description.abstract The excavation of Ban Rai rock shelter (Pang Mapha district, Mae Hong Son Province, northwestern Thailand) has uncovered evidence relating to changing patterns of prehistoric human activity. Analyses of the excavation data, along with radiocarbon dating, have enabled the identification of two separate cultural components. The earlier component, the pre-Log Coffin culture, is dated by 14C to between ca. 12,500 and 8000 B.P. and is characterized by a wide range of lithics, an abundance of faunal remains, and a primary flexed burial. The second component, the Log Coffin culture, probably dates to ca. 2100-1200 B.P. and yielded human remains, potsherds, and iron tools, in addition to the log coffins themselves and their supporting posts. The composition of the artifact assemblages provided the main basis for the separation of the components, which has higWighted the changing use of the Ban Rai rock shelter from a primarily habitation to an exclusively burial site. KEYWORDS: Ban Rai, Log Coffin culture, lithics, Hoabinhian, flexed burial.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 44
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1
dc.subject Ban Rai
dc.subject Log Coffin culture
dc.subject lithics
dc.subject Hoabinhian
dc.subject flexed burial
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.title Patterns of Habitation and Burial Activity in the Ban Rai Rock Shelter, Northwestern Thailand
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 2005 - Volume 44, Number 1 (Spring)


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