Bones and Burials

How people treated their dead can tell us a lot about the past

This page contains news and information about the archaeology of bones in Southeast Asia, including human skeletal remains and animal bones, and also how these bones were found in burials. Burial contexts can vary through time: in burial jars, tombs and cemeteries, and also in war graves.

To cite this page: Tan, Noel Hidalgo (2021, Updated 6 April 2022) Bones and Burials. Southeast Asian Archaeology. Available at: https://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/bones/

Recommended Books

There are a few books relevant to bones and burials in Southeast Asia. The list below is my personal recommendation based on what I have in my library or have read, and are easily available. These are affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you click on them and make a purchase. But also remember there are some local-language publications that are not available in the internet. For other sources of reliable academic information, you should also check out the books page for latest releases and the occassional free book, as well as the journals page for the latest scientific research.

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Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand, Volume 1: The Human Skeletal Remains (Thai Archaeology Monograph Series)
Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand, Volume 1: The Human Skeletal Remains (Thai Archaeology Monograph Series)
Used Book in Good Condition; Hardcover Book; Pietrusewsky, Michael (Author); English (Publication Language)
−$73.70 $26.30
Health in Late Prehistoric Thailand (BAR International)
Health in Late Prehistoric Thailand (BAR International)
Domett, Kathryn M. (Author); English (Publication Language); 180 Pages - 06/28/2001 (Publication Date) - British Archaeological Reports (Publisher)
$80.00
Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Book 43)
Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Book 43)
Amazon Kindle Edition; English (Publication Language); 378 Pages - 04/20/2006 (Publication Date) - Cambridge University Press (Publisher)
$41.00
The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands (Routledge Handbooks)
The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands (Routledge Handbooks)
Amazon Kindle Edition; English (Publication Language); 708 Pages - 11/19/2015 (Publication Date) - Routledge (Publisher)
$50.30

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