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Authors: Nguyên Xuân Hiên,
Title: Rice remains from various archaeological sites in North and South Vietnam
Date: 1998
Source: Southeast Asian Archaeology 1996: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Leiden, 2-6 September 1996
Place of Publication: Hull
Publisher: Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull
Abstract: This paper reviews some unpublished and published research results by the author during the 1970s and 1980s with rice remains from seventeen archaeological sites in North as well as in South Vietnam. Each sample was described morphologically, measured in three dimensions and then classified according to its grain shape. This laboratory study was complemented by agrobotanical and ethnobotanical investigations in the areas surrounding these sites. The dominant grain shape in Vietnamese rice was originally round and bold, and in time it became slender and long. This trend continues in both North and South Vietnam and can clearly be distinguished from that in surrounding rice-cultivating countries in Southeast Asia.
Date Created: 11/2/2009
Editors: Klokke, Marijke J.
de Bruijn, Thomas
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