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Authors: Conrad, Cyler
Title: Ethnographic analogy and the archaeological record of northern Thailand: insights from Mlabri hunter-gatherers and the Tham Lod rockshelter archaeofauna(ชาติพันธุวรรณา
Source: Rian Thai: International Journal of Thai Studies
Abstract: Ethnographic analogy is commonly employed to understand artifactual data in the archaeological record. In mainland Southeast Asia, a rich ethnographic record provides several analogous examples to compare with a broad array of late-Pleistocene and Holocene sites throughout the region. This paper reviews the Mlabri, a hunter-gatherer group from northern Thailand, and examines the use of Mlabri analogy in understanding the artifactual record at Tham Lod Rockshelter, focusing on the archaeofaunal assemblage at the site. Results suggest that Mlabri sex, age and mobility foraging activities are favorable ethnographic correlates that can be applied to the archaeological record from this region. In late-Pleistocene deposits at Tham Lod, differential sex (including children and elderly) dominated foraging activities appear during the late-Pleistocene period.
Date Created: 4/13/2016