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Authors: Lefferts, Leedom
Cort, Louise Allison
Title: Tai potters across borders: tracking ceramic technology in southern Yunnan and northern Thailand
Date: 2012
Source: Connecting empires and states: selected papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Place of Publication: Singapore
Publisher: NUS Press
Abstract: Relationships among the populations of southern Yunnan, northern Thailand (Lan Na), northern Laos and Burma have been discussed extensively in terms of ethnicity, linguistics, politics, religion and other frameworks. This paper offers a different mode of understanding, through the perspective of ceramic production technology. Drawing on fieldwork in Yunnan in 2009 and 2010 and our earlier surveys of pottery production in adjacent areas of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, it describes continuity across borders of ceramic production technology, at the same time as it identifies disparities in ceramic repertories and usages that illuminate diversity defined by borders. It considers several noteworthy issues of diversity: the production of ritual vessels in the earthenware repertory
interaction with Burmese ceramics
the issue of stoneware production
and concludes with some comments on ethnicity.
Identifier: 978-9971-69-643-6
Date Created: 11/12/2013
Editors: Tjoa-Bonatz, Mai Lin
Reinecke, Andreas
Bonatz, Dominik
Volume: 2
Page Start: 362
Page End: 374