Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia

Bioarchaeology is the study of human remains in archaeological contexts. In most cases, the human remains occur as bone remains found in burials (or in seconday burials such as jar burials), but also in some cases as mummies. Some of the most important archaeological human remains in Southeast Asia are the anatomically-modern Homo sapiens from Tam Pa Ling in Laos and the deep skull from the Niah Caves. This category also covers the remains of early hominids such as Homo floresiensis and Homo luzonensis.

To cite this page: Tan, Noel Hidalgo (2021, Updated 10 September 2022) Bioarchaeology. Southeast Asian Archaeology. Available at:
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