The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia: New Insight on Social Change from Ban Non Wat

  title={The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia: New Insight on Social Change from Ban Non Wat},
  author={Charles Higham},
  journal={Cambridge Archaeological Journal},
  pages={365 - 389}
  • C. Higham
  • Published 20 September 2011
  • History
  • Cambridge Archaeological Journal
The expansion of copper-base metallurgy in the mainland of Eurasia began in the Near East and ended in Southeast Asia. The recognition of this Southeast Asian metallurgical province followed in the wake of French colonial occupation of Cambodia and Laos in the nineteenth century. Subsequently, most research has concentrated in Thailand, beginning in the 1960s. A sound chronology is the prerequisite to identifying both the origins of the Bronze Age, and the social impact that metallurgy may have… 
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