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Archaeology and Archaeozoology of Phum Snay: A Late Prehistoric Cemetery in Northwestern Cambodia

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dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Dougald J.W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorvon den Driesch, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVoeun, Vuthyen_US
dc.identifier.citationO'Reilly, D. J. W., A. von den Driesch, and V. Voeun. 2006. Archaeology and Archaeozoology of Phum Snay: A Late Prehistoric Cemetery in Northwestern Cambodia. Asian Perspectives 45 (2): 189-211.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535-8283 (E-ISSN)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0066-8435 (Print)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes faunal remains excavated from the late prehistoric cemetery of Phum Snay in northwestern Cambodia. The material comprises two different components: (1) animal bones as grave goods and (2) bone fragments originating from settlement activities. The mammal and bird remains from the graves derive exclusively from domestic animals and include water buffalo, cattle, pigs, and possibly a chicken. In most cases, one or two limbs from the left side of the body of one or two species were deposited in a grave. Fish were also incorporated in the grave cult. The animal bones found in nonburial contexts reveal a broad-spectrum foraging economy that exploited a wide range of ecosystems: forests, grass- and marshlands, rivers, and inundated fields, resulting in the capture of deer, boar, smaller carnivores, cranes, tortoises, turtles, monitor lizards, crocodiles, and fish. KEYWORDS: animal bones, burial goods, economic activities, late prehistoric time, Cambodia.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 45en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNumber 2en_US
dc.subjectanimal bonesen_US
dc.subjectburial goodsen_US
dc.subjecteconomic activitiesen_US
dc.subjectlate prehistoric timeen_US
dc.subject.lcshPrehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPrehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEast Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.en_US
dc.titleArchaeology and Archaeozoology of Phum Snay: A Late Prehistoric Cemetery in Northwestern Cambodiaen_US
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 2006 - Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall)

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