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Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Pryce, Thomas Oliver
Kyaw, Aung Aung
Kyaw, Myo Min
Win, Tin Tin
Win, Thu Thu
Khin Htwe Win,
May Myat Mon,
Mar Mar Aye,
Su Hlaing Htay,
Aye Aye Mar,
Bellina, Bérénice

Bentley, R. Alexander

Champion, Louis
Colonna, Camille
Cook, Amanda J.
Favereau, Aude
Fuller, Dorian Q.
Georjon, Cloé
Higham, Charles
Kalayar Myat Myat Htwe,
Iizuka, Yoshiyuki
Innanchai, Jitlada
Le Meur, Clemence
Peixoto, Xavier
Petchey, Peter
Pinhasi, Ron
Pradier, Baptiste
Valentin, Frédérique
Willis, Anna
Zazzo, Antoine
Title: A first absolute chronology for Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age Myanmar: new AMS 14C dates from Nyaung'gan and Oakaie
Date: 2018
Source: Antiquity
Abstract: Late prehistoric archaeological research in Myanmar is in a phase of rapid expansion. Recent work by the Mission Archéologique Française au Myanmar aims to establish a reliable Neolithic to Iron Age culture-historical sequence, which can then be compared to surrounding regions of Southeast Asia. Excavations at Nyaung'gan and Oakaie in central Myanmar have provided 52 new AMS dates, which allow the creation of Myanmar's first reliable prehistoric radiometric chronology. They have also identified the Neolithic to Bronze Age transition in central Myanmar, which is of critical importance in understanding long-range interactions at the national, regional and inter-regional level. This research provides the first significant step towards placing late prehistoric Myanmar in its global context.
Volume: 92
Number: 363
Page Start: 690
Page End: 708