The Transmission of Early Bronze Technology to Thailand: New Perspectives

  title={The Transmission of Early Bronze Technology to Thailand: New Perspectives},
  author={Joyce C. White and Elizabeth G. Hamilton},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
In the four decades since the discovery that a discrete Bronze Age preceded the Iron Age in mainland Southeast Asia, much has been learned about the dating, technology, production, organization, and use of bronze metallurgy in the region, particularly in prehistoric Thailand. Although independent invention of copper smelting in Southeast Asia has not been considered likely by most regional archaeologists since the 1980s, the source of copper-base technology and the mechanisms of adoption remain… 
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