Gold in early Southeast Asia

@inproceedings{Bennett2009GoldIE,
  title={Gold in early Southeast Asia},
  author={Anna T. N. Bennett},
  year={2009}
}
Gold is fairly widely, though irregularly, distributed throughout Southeast Asia in igneous and metamorphic hard rock deposits and in sedimentary placer deposits. The region was known to the Indian merchants of the 1st millennium BPE as Suvarnabhumi: ‘Land of Gold’, which is thought to refer to the mainland, including lower Burma and the Thai Malay Peninsula, and Suvarnadvipa: ‘Islands of Gold’, which may correspond to the Indonesian Archipelago, including Sumatra. The historical sources inform… CONTINUE READING
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