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Ref ID: 24942
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Cremaschi, Mauro
Ciarla, Roberto
Pigott, Vincent C.
Title: Paleoenvironment and late prehistoric sites in the Lopburi region of central Thailand
Date: 1992
Source: Southeast Asian Archaeology 1990: Proceedings of the Third Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Place of Publication: Hull, UK
Publisher: Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull
Abstract: In the Lopburi area of Central Thailand late prehistoric sites are located in the pediment belt and at the fringe of the alluvial plain. The smelting sites in which large amounts of copper ore was processed, are located at the margin of the reliefs, close to the copper outcrops. The moated sites are on the fringe of the alluvial plain and are connected to a meandering paleochannel which is the relict of a large river flowing north to south. Both smelting and moated sites experienced a discontinuous development from the late 3rd millenium BC to the Dvaravati period in the mid-1st millennium AD. The large increase in metallurgical activities during late prehistory required large deforestation and had strong environmental effects causing slope instability, erosion and increased evapotranspiration rate in soils.
Date Created: 3/29/2001
Editors: Glover, Ian C.
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