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Authors: Bacus, Elisabeth A.
Schoenfelder, John
Title: Transformations in the landscapes of south-central Bali: an archaeological investigation of early Balinese states – a brief report on the first two field seasons
Date: 2008
Source: From <i>Homo erectus</i> to the living traditions
Place of Publication: Chiang Mai
Publisher: European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Notes: Choice of Papers from the 11th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Bougon, 25th-29th September 2006.
Abstract: The nature of pre-colonial Balinese states is a topic of long-standing debate among scholars, and one central to the comparative study of states. While this debate theoretically and empirically informs us as archaeologists about Balinese states, it is essentially concerned with later periods, not the period of the formation and transformation of the earliest Balinese states. Though these early states are poorly known, various types of evidence suggest the presence of a state by the ninth-tenth centuries AD. The <i>Transformations</i> project aims to investigate, through survey and excavation, the changes and continuities in aspects of the social, political, religious and economic landscapes of south-central Bali – the traditionally-viewed center of early states – during the late first to early second millennium AD. This paper presents a summary of the project and the 2000 and 2004 survey and test excavation seasons in the Sebatu area and at the site of Timbul.
Date Created: 10/8/2008
Editors: Pautreau, Jean-Pierre
Coupey, Anne-Sophie
Zeitoun, Valéry
Rambault, Emma
Page Start: 251
Page End: 258