Coastal Connectivity: Long-Term Trading Networks Across the South China Sea

  title={Coastal Connectivity: Long-Term Trading Networks Across the South China Sea},
  author={Hsiao-chun Hung and Kim Dung Nguyễn and Peter Bellwood and Mike T. Carson},
  journal={The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology},
  pages={384 - 404}
ABSTRACT Long-distance coastal interactions have shaped much of world history, most evident in social and economic ties through sea-lanes and trade-routes that connect to other regions and potentially throughout the world. In this way, separate coastal communities on distant shores of the same sea, lake, river, or ocean can share more in common with each other than with their adjacent inland neighbors. The South China Sea presents one case in point, where cultural practices and histories have… 

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