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Ref ID: 24052
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Hsiao-chun Hung,
Iizuka, Yoshiyuki
Bellwood, Peter
Title: Taiwan jade in the context of Southeast Asian archaeology
Date: 2006
Source: Uncovering Southeast Asia's past: selected papers from the 10th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Place of Publication: Singapore
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
Abstract: In Taiwan, nephrite tools and ornaments have been identified from more than one hundred archaeological sites dated from 5,000 to 2,000 years ago. Sourcing studies indicate that most of the raw materials were collected from the Fengtian source region, located inland from Hualian in eastern Taiwan. Recently, some green nephrite ornaments excavated from the Batanes Islands, northern Luzon and Palawan in the Philippines, and from Sarawak in East Malaysia, have been recognized as extremely similar to those discovered in Taiwan. The similarities include the technology of manufacture, artifact style, and the mineralogy of the raw materials.
Date Created: 10/9/2006
Editors: Bacus, Elisabeth A.
Glover, Ian C.
Pigott, Vincent C.
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