The prehistory of a Friction Zone: first farmers and hunters-gatherers in Southeast Asia

@inproceedings{Higham2011ThePO,
  title={The prehistory of a Friction Zone: first farmers and hunters-gatherers in Southeast Asia},
  author={C Higham and Xie Guangmao and Lin Qiang},
  year={2011}
}
The prime-mover for the arrival of the Neolithic in Island Southeast Asia is thought to be the expansion of rice farmers speaking an Austronesian language and coming from the north (see Spriggs, above). Much less is known of the indigenous hunter-gatherers and their interaction with the new farming communities. The mutually occupied area, in the definition of Peter Bellwood, was a "Friction Zone", where two radically different cultures met. This paper emphasises how much land, and information… CONTINUE READING

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