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Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Calo, Ambra
Prasetyo, Bagyo
Bellwood, Peter
Lankton, James W.
Gratuze, Bernard
Pryce, Thomas Oliver
Reinecke, Andreas
Leusch, Verena
Schenk, Heidrun
Wood, Rachel
Bawono, Rochtri A.
Gede, I Dewa Kompiang
Yuliati, Ni L. K. Citha
Fenner, Ja
Title: Sembiran and Pacung on the north coast of Bali: a strategic crossroads for early trans-Asiatic exchange
Date: 2015
Source: Antiquity
Abstract: Studies of trade routes across Southeast Asia in prehistory have hitherto focused largely on archaeological evidence from Mainland Southeast Asia, particularly the Thai Peninsula and Vietnam. The role of Indonesia and Island Southeast Asia in these networks has been poorly understood, owing to the paucity of evidence from this region. Recent research has begun to fill this void. New excavations at Sembiran and Pacung on the northern coast of Bali have produced new, direct AMS dates from burials, and analytical data from cultural materials including pottery, glass, bronze, gold andsemi-precious stone, as well as evidence of local bronze-casting. This suggests strong links with the Indian subcontinent and Mainland Southeast Asia from the late first millennium BC, some 200 years earlier than previously thought.
Date Created: 4/13/2015
Volume: 89
Number: 344
Page Start: 378
Page End: 396