Phillip J. Piper
Australian National University
ArchaeologyAncient historyHoabinhianGround stoneHistory
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#1Catherine Frieman (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 6
#2Phillip J. Piper (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 1
Last. Marc Oxenham (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 20
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The discovery of a small portable grinding stone at Rach Nui in southern Vietnam provides significant new insights into regional Neolithic trade networks and ground stone technologies. Previous research held that the manufacture of stone tools took place near stone sources in the interior, along the Dong Nai and Be River basins, but the Rach Nui grinding stone comes from a Neolithic site in the Mekong Delta, approximately 80km to the south-east. This suggests that some manufacturing occurred awa...
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#1Peter BellwoodH-Index: 35
#2Marc OxenhamH-Index: 20
Last. Noel AmanoH-Index: 7
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Between 4500 and 3500 years ago, partially intrusive Neolithic populations in the riverine basins of mainland Southeast Asia began to form mounded settlements and to develop economies based on rice cultivation, fishing, hunting, and the domestication of animals, especially pigs and dogs. A number of these sites have been excavated in recent years and they are often large mounds that can attain several meters in depth, comprising successive layers of alluvial soil brought in periodically to serve...
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