Intensive Archaeological Survey in Southeast Asia:
Methodological and Metallurgical Insights from Khao Sai On,
Intensive Archaeological Survey in Southeast Asia: Methodological and Metallurgical Insights from Khao Sai On, Central Thailand
University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Intensive surface surveys are a well-established method in the landscape archaeology of many parts of the world, but have remained relatively rare in Southeast Asian research. This article summarizes the contribution of existing surveys in the latter region and offers results from a short but informative survey of a metal-producing landscape in central Thailand. We argue that there is much to be gained from a fuller integration of systematic landscape reconnaissance into wider Southeast Asian research agendas and consider some of the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach in this cultural and physical environment.
settlement survey, landscape, archaeometallurgy, Metal Age, Thailand, geoarchaeology
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