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Ref ID: 24068
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Pureepatpong, Natthamon
Title: Recent investigation of early people (late Pleistocene to early Holocene) from Ban Rai and Tham Lod rock shelter sites, Pang Mapha District, Mae Hong Son province, northwestern Thailand
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: Ban Rai and Tham Lod, two prehistoric rock-shelter sites in Mae Hong Son Province, Northwest Thailand, were excavated by the Highland Archaeological Project in 2001-2002. Skeletal remains of at least three individuals were discovered. Although incomplete and in poor condition, the results of AMS radiocarbon dating showed that skeletal remains from Tham Lod were late Pleistocene in age, whereas the human skeleton from Ban Rai was from the early Holocene. The human remains represent the earliest Homo sapiens sapiens discovered in the north of Thailand. This paper presents a preliminary study of these skeletal remains.
Date Created: 10/3/2006
Editors: Bacus, Elisabeth A.
Glover, Ian C.
Pigott, Vincent C.
Page Start: 38
Page End: 45