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Ref ID: 25313
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Duli, Akin
Title: Reflections on the social and cultural aspects of the megalithic site of Onto, Bantaeng, South Sulawesi
Date: 2018
Source: The Archaeology of Sulawesi
Place of Publication: Acton, ACT, Australia
Publisher: Australia National University Press
DOI: 10.22459/TA48.11.2018.18
Abstract: This paper presents the results from an archaeological survey of the megalithic site of Onto in Bantaeng, South Sulawesi. A variety of archaeological remains were found at this site including menhirs, incised stones, rings of stacked stones, stone tablets including a stone altar, <i>dakon</i> stones with circular impressions, royal installation stones, structural stone walls, and pottery (imported and locally made). The surface survey undertaken at Onto documented the boundaries and spatial structure of its cultural remains. The analysis of these remains produced descriptions of each type of artefactual material as well as interpretations of their meaning. This research adds to the available information on the role of Onto in the origins of the early historical kingdom of Bantaeng and to our understanding of settlements attached to megalithic culture in South Sulawesi.
Date Created: 11/27/2018
Editors: O'Connor, Sue
Bulbeck, David
Meyer, Juliet
Volume: 48
Page Start: 313
Page End: 326
Series Editor: O'Connor, Sue
Series Title: Terra Australis