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Ref ID: 35187
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Doherty, Chris
Beavitt, Paul
Kurui, Edmund
Title: Recent observations of rice temper pottery from Niah and other sites in Sarawak
Date: 2000
Source: Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Notes: Indo-Pacific Prehistory: The Melaka Papers, Vol. 4
Abstract: Hard evidence is limited for the introduction and spread of rice across Sarawak. Poor preservation of organic material in tropical soils means that rice (either as whole grains or husk) is unlikely to remain at most archaeological sites. Now, with the first discovery of rice (as pottery temper) at Gua Sireh, a re-examination of previously excavated earthenware is in progress. To date, this has identified rice temper from 35 further sites, including the important Neolithic burials as Niah.
Date Created: 6/8/2001
Volume: 20
Page Start: 147
Page End: 152