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Authors: Frère, Stephane
Auetrakulvit, Prasit
Zeitoun, Valery
Sophady, Heng
Forestier, Hubert
Title: Doi Pha Kan (Thailand), Ban Tha Si (Thailand) and Laang Spean (Cambodia) animal bone assemblages: a new perception of meat supply strategies for early Holocene mainland Southeast Asia
Date: 2018
Source: Advancing Southeast Asian archaeology 2016
Place of Publication: Bangkok
Publisher: SEAMEO SPAFA Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts
Abstract: Due to recent archaeozoological developments in mainland Southeast Asia, the meat diet of Late Palaeolithic populations is now better understood. Nevertheless, since the pioneering work that had been done between the 1930s and the 1970s, little work has been carried out on factors such as taphonomy, the importance of scavengers, the preservation of bones, or hunter-gatherer bone selection and transport. All of these can influence our perception of faunal assemblages, as different ways of archaeological bone quantification can lead to very different interpretations of the same samples. In this paper, two recent archaeozoological studies of two northern Thai sites, namely Ban Tha Si and Doi Pha Kan in Lampang province, and the Laang Spean cave in Battambang province, Cambodia, are used to illustrate such difficulties and to highlight particular food supply strategies for the Hoabinhian populations.
Identifier: 978-616-7961-16-3
Date Created: 4/4/2018
Editors: Tan, Noel Hidalgo
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Page End: 108