Readers may be interesting in this online seminar that I am hosting as part of the SPAFA SESH series, with Drs Thanik Lertchanrit and Dr Wannaporn Rienjang on stone ornaments in Thailand. The SESH is on August 16.
Archaeologists have deemed personal ornaments as an important source of data and information for the interpretation of various aspects of ancient human societies. In this event, we take advantages of underexploited methods of technological analysis to explore social and economic dimensions of stone ornaments uncovered from a multicomponent site namely Phromtin Tai in central Thailand. We present the study of a number beads made from different kinds of stone from the site using qualitative and quantitative methods that demonstrate the presence of multiple stone ornament workshop traditions. By looking at drilling techniques as shown on surface of the drilled holes, we were able to identify workshop traditions, permitting for more detailed study of trade and exchange networks in Southeast Asia.
Source: SPAFA SESH – Seameo Spafa
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