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Thai Archaeology Monograph Series
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Thai Archaeology Monograph Series

Pietrusewsky, M. and M. T. Douglas
2002 Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand I: the Human Skeletal Remains. Thai Archaeology Monograph Series I. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia. Buy the monograph

White, J. C. and E. G. Hamilton
(in prep) Ban Chiang, a prehistoric village site in northeast Thailand II: the metal remains in regional context. Thai Archaeology Monograph Series II. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.

Monograph reviews

Reviews of the monograph, “Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand I: the Human Skeletal Remains”
Review by Dr. Bin Yamaguchi (2002 Anthropological Science 10(4):439-437). Read the pdf

Review by Dr. Charles Higham (2003 Antiquity 77(298):870-872). Weblink to Review

Review by Dr. Clark Larsen (2003 American Journal of Physical Anthropology 120(2):205-206). Read the pdf

Review by Dr. Kate A. Robson Brown (2003 Internatioanl Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13(6):390-392). Read the pdf

Review by Dr. Marc Oxenham (2004 Asian Perspectives 43(1):162-167). Read the pdf

Other Books

King, C. A.
2008 Stable isotopic analysis of carbon and nitrogen as an indicator of paleodietary change among pre-state metal age societies in northeast Thailand. BAR International Series 1788. Archaeopress, Oxford. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1982 Ban Chiang: discovery of a lost bronze age. The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Philadelphia.

Scholarly articles

White, J. C.
2011 Emergence of cultural diversity in mainland Southeast Asia: a view from prehistory, In Dynamics of human diversity: the case of mainland Southeast Asia. Pacific Linguistics, pp. 9-46. Read the pdf

White, J. C. and C. Onsuwan Eyre
2011 Residential Burial and the Metal Age of Thailand, In Archeological Papers of the American Anthropology Association, Vol. 20, pp. 59-78. Contact Ardeth Abrams to request the PDF of this article.

White, J. C. and E. G. Hamilton
2009 The transmission of early bronze technology to Thailand: new perspectives. In Journal of World Prehistory 22:357-397. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
2008 Dating early bronze at Ban Chiang, Thailand. In From Homo erectus to the living traditions: Choice of papers from the 11th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Bougon, 25th-29th September 2006, edited by J.-P. Pautreau, A.-S. Coupey, V. Zeitoun, and E. Rambault, pp. 91-104. The 11th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Chiang Mai. Read the pdf

Bentley, R. A., M. Pietrusewsky, M. T. Douglas and T. C. Atkinson
2005 Matrilocality during the prehistoric transition to agriculture in Thailand? Antiquity 79(306):865-881. Read the pdf

White, J. C., D. Penny, L. Kealhofer and B. Maloney
2004 Vegetation changes from the late Pleistocene through the Holocene from three areas of archaeological significance in Thailand. Quaternary International 113(1):111-132.
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White, J. C. and C. F. Gorman
2004 Patterns in “amorphous” industries: the Hoabinian viewed through a lithic reduction sequence. In Southeast Asian Archaeology: Wilhelm G. Solheim II Festschrift, edited by V. Paz, pp. 411-441. The University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City. Read the pdf

Oxenham, M.
2004 Review of “Ban Chiang, a prehistoric village site in northeast Thailand I: The human skeletal remains,” by Michael Pietrusewsky and Michele Toomay Douglas. Asian Perspectives 43(1):162-167. Read the pdf

White, J. C. and W. Henderson
2003 Pottery anatomy: review and selection of basic nomenclature as a step toward a searchable rim form database for the Sakon Nakhon Basin. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 23:35-49. Read the pdf

Brown, K. A. R.
2003 Book review: Ban Chiang, a prehistoric village site in northeast Thailand I: the human skeletal remains. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13:390-392. Read the pdf

Yamaguchi, B.
2002 Book review: Ban Chiang, a prehistoric village site in northeast Thailand I: the human skeletal remains. Anthropological Science 110(4):437-439. Read the pdf

Pietrusewsky, M. and M. T. Douglas
2002 Intensification of agriculture at Ban Chiang: Is there evidence from the skeletons? Asian Perspectives 40(2):157-178. Read the pdf

Kijngam, A.
2002 Progress in the study of Ban Chiang culture. Silpakorn Journal 45(2):44-65.

White, J. C.
1997 A brief note on new dates for the Ban Chiang cultural tradition. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 16:103-106. Read the pdf

Vernon, W. W.
1997 Chronological variation in crucible technology at Ban Chiang: a preliminary assessment. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 16:107-110. Read the pdf

Pietrusewsky, M.
1997 The people of Ban Chiang: an early bronze site in northeast Thailand. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 16:119-147. Read the pdf

Douglas, M. T.
1997 A preliminary discussion of trauma in the human skeletons from Ban Chang, northeast Thailand. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 16:111-117. Read the pdf

White, J. C. and V. C. Pigott
1996 From community craft to regional specialization: Intensification of copper production in pre-state Thailand. In Craft specialization and social evolution: in memory of V. Gordon Childe, edited by B. Wailes. University Museum Monograph 93, University Museum Symposium series 6, pp. 152-175. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1995 Modeling the development of early rice agriculture: ethnoecological perspectives from northeast Thailand. Asian Perspectives 34:37-68. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1995 Incorporating heterarchy into theory on socio-political development: the case from Southeast Asia. In Heterarchy and the analysis of complex societies, edited by R. M. Ehrenreich, C. L. Crumley, and J. E. Levy, pp. 101-123. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, No. 6. Arlington, VA, American Anthropological Association. Read the pdf

White, J. C and B. Bronson
1992 Radiocarbon and chronology in Southeast Asia. In Chronologies in Old World Archaeology, 3rd ed., edited by R. Ehrich, Vol. 1: pp. 491-503, Vol. 2: pp. 475-515. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

White, J. C., W. W. Vernon, S. J. Fleming, W. D. Glanzman, R. G. V. Hancock and A. Pelcin
1991 Preliminary cultural implications from initial studies of the ceramic technology at Ban Chiang. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 11:188-203. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1990 The Ban Chiang chronology revised. In Southeast Asian Archaeology 1986. Proceedings of the First Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists in Western Europe, edited by I. C. Glover and E. Glover, pp. 121-130. BAR International Series 561. British Archaeological Reports, Oxford. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1990 Ban Chiang and the Problem of chronology for the bronze culture of Northeast Thailand. Southern Ethnology and Archaeology 3:15-22 [in Chinese].

White, J. C.
1989 Ethnoecological observations on wild and cultivated rice and yams in northeastern Thailand. In Foraging and Farming: The Evolution of Plant Exploitation, edited by Harris, David R.; Hillman, Gordon C., pp. 152-158. Unwin Hyman, London. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1988 Ban Chiang and charcoal in hypothetical hindsight. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 8:54-74. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1988 Early East Asian Metallurgy: the Southern Tradition. In The Beginning of the Use of Metals and Alloys: Papers from the Second International Conference on the Beginning of the Use of Metals and Alloys, Zhengzhou, China, 21-26 October 1986., edited by R. Maddin, pp. 175-181. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. Read the pdf

Higham, C.
1988 Ban Chiang and charcoal in hypothetical hindsight: a comment. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 8:75-78. Read the pdf

Stech, T. and R. Maddin
1988 Reflections on early metallurgy in Southeast Asia. In The Beginning of the Use of Metals and Alloys: Papers from the Second International Conference on the Beginning of the Use of Metals and Alloys, Zhengzhou, China, 21-26 October 1986, edited by R. Maddin, pp. 163-174. MIT Press, London. Read the pdf

McGovern, P. E.
1986 Ancient ceramic technology and stylistic change: contrasting studies from Southwest and Southeast Asia. In Technology and Style, edited by W. D. Kingery, pp. 33-52. Ceramics and Civilization. vol. 1: Ancient Technology to Modern Science. American Ceramic Society, Columbus, Ohio.

Pigott, V.
1985 Pre-industrial mineral exploitation and metal production in Thailand. MASCA Journal 1:50-52. Read the pdf

McGovern, P. E., W. W. Vernon and J. C. White
1985 Ceramic technology at prehistoric Ban Chiang, Thailand: physiochemical analyses. MASCA Journal 3(4):104-113. Read the pdf

Glanzman, W. D. and S. J. Fleming
1985 Ceramic technology at prehistoric Ban Chiang, Thailand: fabrication methods. MASCA Journal 3(4):114-121. MASCA Journal 3(5):164-169. Read the pdf

Pietrusewsky, M.
1984 Pioneers on the Khorat Plateau: the prehistoric inhabitants of Ban Chiang. Journal of the Hong Kong Archaeological Society 10:90-106.

Hurst, B. J. and B. Lawn
1984 University of Pennsylvania radiocarbon dates XXII. Radiocarbon 26(2):212-240. Read the pdf

Higham, C. F. W.
1984 Review of “Ban Chiang: Discovery of a Lost Bronze Age”. Antiquity 53:64-66. Read the pdf

Carriveau, G. W. and G. Harbottle
1983 Ban Chiang pottery: thermoluminescence dating problems. Antiquity 57(219):56-58. Read the pdf

Gorman, C. F.
1982 A case history: Ban Chiang. Art Research News 1(2):14-16.

1982 The pillaging of Ban Chiang. Early Man 4(3):28-34.

White, J. C.
1982 Prehistoric environment and subsistence in Northeast Thailand. Southeast Asia Studies Newsletter No. 9:1-3. Read the pdf

Kijngam, A., C. F. W. Higham and W. Wiriyaromp
1980 Prehistoric settlement patterns in north east Thailand. In University of Otago Studies in Prehistoric Anthropology. vol. 15. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Higham, C. F. W., A. Kijngam and B. F. J. Manly
1980 An analysis of prehistoric canid remains from Thailand. Journal of Archaeological Science 7(2):149-165. Read the pdf

Suthiragsa, N.
1979 The Ban Chieng culture. In Early South East Asia: Essays in Archaeology, History and Historical Geography, edited by R. B. Smith and W. Watson, pp. 42-52. Oxford University Press, New York.

Schauffler, W.
1979 Computerized data base management systems in archaeological research: a SELGEM case study. MASCA Journal 1:50-52. Read the pdf

Higham, C. F. W. and A. Kijngam
1979 Ban Chiang and northeast Thailand: the palaeoenvironment and economy. Journal of Archaeological Science 6(3):211-233.

Pietrusewsky, M.
1978 A study of early metal age crania from Ban Chiang, northeastern Thailand. Journal of Human Evolution 7:383-392. doi:10.1016/S0047-2484(78)80088-8 for abstract.

Carriveau, G. W.
1978 Application of thermoluminescence dating techniques to prehistoric metallurgy. In Application of Science in the Dating of Works of Art, edited by W. J. Young, pp. 59-67. The Laboratory, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Theses

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King, C. A.
2006 Paleodietary change among Pre-State Metal Age societies in Northeast Thailand: A stable isotope approach. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii. Read the pdf

Douglas, M. T.
1996 Paleopathology in human skeletal remains from the Pre-Metal, Bronze, and Iron ages, northeastern Thailand. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii. Read the pdf

White, J. C.
1986 A revision of the chronology of Ban Chiang and its implications for the prehistory of northeast Thailand. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

Reports

Read the Luce Report for more information about the MMAP 2009 Season.

Read the Report to the Department of Heritage, Laos for more information about the 2010 MMAP Season.

Read the Luce Report for more information about the 2011, “Year of Ceramics”.

Popular publications

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Hamilton, E.
2001 Bronze from Ban Chiang, Thailand: A View from the Laboratory. Expedition 43(2):7-8.

Penny, D.
1999 Pollen grains in sands of time: lake sediments contribute to the archaeology of Thailand. Expedition 41(3):32-36.

Anonymous
1995 Illuminating the past: art and artists of the Ban Chiang Project. Expedition 37(2):53-62.

White, J. C.
1984 A lost bronze age. Natural History 43(11):82-85.

Pfeiffer, J.
1983 At Ban Chiang a lost civilization comes to light. Smithsonian 13(10):98-107.

White, J. C.
1983 Ban Chiang: discovery of a lost bronze age. Archaeology 36:52-55.

Charoenwongsa, P.
1982 Introduction. In Ban Chiang: Discovery of a Lost Bronze Age, edited by J. C. White, pp. 8-11. The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Philadelphia.

Charoenwongsa, P.
1982 Ban Chiang in retrospect: what the expedition means to archaeologists and the Thai public. Expedition 24(4):13-16.

Goodenough, W. H.
1982 Ban Chiang in world ethnological perspective. In Ban Chiang: Discovery of a Lost Bronze Age, edited by J. C. White, pp. 52-53. The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Philadelphia.

Hastings, J.
1982 Potsherds into Printouts: The Ban Chiang Computer Project. Expedition 24(4):13-16.

Higham, C. F. W. and A. Kijngam
1982 Prehistoric man and his environment: evidence from the Ban Chiang faunal remains. Expedition 24(4):13-16.

Lyons, E. and F. Rainey
1982 The road to Ban Chiang: a dialogue of events leading to the University Museum’s participation in the expedition. Expedition 24(4):13-16.

Pietrusewsky, M.
1982 The ancient inhabitants of Ban Chiang: the evidence from the human skeletal and dental remains. Expedition 24(4):13-16.

White, J. C.
1982 Natural history investigations at Ban Chiang. Expedition 24(4):13-16.

White, J. C., L. Kratz, C. Applebaum and D. Wong
1982 Processing the Ban Chiang finds. Expedition 24(4):13-16.

Gorman, C. F. and P. Charoenwongsa
1976 Ban Chiang: a mosaic of impressions from the first two years. Expedition 18(4):14-26.

Muhly, J. D.
1976 University Museum-Thai Fine Arts Department Northeast Thailand Archaeological Project. Expedition 18(4):14-26.

Schauffler, W.
1976 Archaeological Survey and Excavation of Ban Chiang Culture Sites in Northeast Thailand. Expedition 18(4):14-26.

Stech Wheeler, T. and R. Maddin
1976 The techniques of the early Thai metalsmith. Expedition 18(4):14-26.

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Bangkok Post
2013 Dwelling on the past: Archaeologist Joyce White talks about her passion for Southeast Asia’s rich prehistory. April 30. Read the pdf

Boonlop, K.
2003 An analysis of prehistoric human skeletal remains of Ban Chiang cultural tradition from Ban Khok Khon site, Sakon Nakhon Province. Unpublished Master’s thesis in Thai with an abstract in English, Silpakorn University.

Glover, I. C. and B. Bellina
2003 Alkaline etched beads in Southeast Asia. In Ornaments from the past – bead studies after Beck: a book on glass and semiprecious stone beads in history and archaeology for archaeologists, jewellery historians and collectors, edited by I. C. Glover, H. H. Brock, and J. Henderson, pp. 92-107. The Bead Study Trust, London.

Bubpha, S.
2003 A comparative study of ceramic petrography from Ban Don Thong Chai and Ban Chiang. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 23:15-18. Read the pdf

Bellwood, P.
2001 Southeast Asia Neolithic and Early Bronze. In Encyclopedia of Prehistory, edited by P. N. Peregrine and M. Ember, pp. 287-306. vol. 3. Human Relations Area Files, Inc., New York.

Tranet, M.
1997 A propos d’une urne aux decors géometriques recentement decouvert à Ban Chiang et son symbolisme dans la culture khmer. In South-east Asian Archaeology 1992. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the European Asssociation of South-east Asian Archaeologists. Rome, 28th September – 4th October 1992. Serie Orientale Roma, edited by R. Ciarla and F. Rispoli, pp. 265-271. vol. 77. Istituto Italiano per L’Africa e L’Oriente, Rome.

Bayard, D.
1992 Chronology, evolution, and diffusion in the later Southeast Asian cultural sequence: some comments on Higham’s recent revision. In Man and his culture: a resurgence, edited by P. Bellwood, A. Datta, P. G. Chatterjee and A. K. Sen, pp. 267-292. Books and Books, New Delhi.

Di Crocco, J. V.
1985 Ban Chiang. Sawasdee (May/June):26-34.

Nozaki, J., T. Matsumoto and Y. Imai
1984 Bronze fishhooks unearthed at Ban Chiang and archaeological excavation. Bulletin of the Metals Museum 9:29-30.

Higham, C. F. W.
1984 The Ban Chiang culture in wider perspective. Proceedings of the British Academy 69:229-261.

Mortlock, A. J. and D. M. Price
1983 The TL-dating of red-on-buff pottery from Ban Chiang in northeastern Thailand. South-East Asian Studies Newsletter 11:1-2.

Vallibhotama, S.
1982 Ban Chiang culture and the destruction of cultural heritage in the northeast Thailand. Muang Boran Journal 9(1):34-38.

Sullivan, M. M.
1981 Ban Chiang: reconstructing prehistory. Bulletin of Kannert Art Museum 6(2):8-25.

Warren, W.
1981 Out of Thai soil an archaeological upheaval; provocative discoveries at Ban Chiang challenge basic assumptions about where man first grew plants and cast bronze. Asia 4(3):26-28, 52-54.

van Esterik, P.
1981 Cognition and Design Production in Ban Chiang Painted Pottery. Papers in International Studies. Southeast Asia Series. Ohio University, Center for International Studies, Athens, Ohio.

Mortlock, A. J. and D. M. Price
1980 A new group of Ban Chiang potsherds dated by thermoluminescence. Journal of the Hong Kong Archaeological Society 9:86-90.

Bayard, D. T.
1979 The chronology of prehistoric metallurgy in north-east Thailand: Silabhumi or Samrddhabhumi? In Early South East Asia: Essays in Archaeology, History and Historical Geography, edited by R. B. Smith and W. Watson, pp. 15-32. Oxford University Press, New York.

Harrisson, B.
1979 Ban Chiang ceramics and Chou bronzes: a possible link. Arts of Asia 9(1):124-126.

Intakosi, V.
1974 Painted pottery at Ban-Chieng, northeast Thailand. In Proceedings of the First Regional Seminar on Southeast Asian Prehistory and Archaeology, June 26-July 4, 1972, Manila, pp. 44-47. National Museum of the Philippines, Manila.

Suthiragsa, N.
1972 Raingan Kankhutkhon Thang Borankhadi Konprawatisat thi Ban Chiang, Tambon Ban Chiang, Amphoe Nong Han, Changwat Odon Thani, Kumphaphan–Minakhom P.S. 2515. [Report on prehistoric archaeological excavations at Ban Chiang, Ban Chiang township, Nong Han. In Thai]. Silpakorn Journal 16(3):36-57.

1972 Report on excavations of prehistoric sites at Ban Chiang, Nong Han District, Udon Thani Province. [In Thai]. Silpakorn Journal 16(3):36-63.

Links to related websites

Downloadable Skeletal Data
Detailed skeletal records of Ban Chiang Data and Non Nok Tha Data

Metals Database
A searchable database of the provenience and analytical data from the metals and metal-related artifacts from Don Klang, Ban Tong, Ban Chiang, and Ban Phak Top

Middle Mekong Archaeological Project
The Middle Mekong Archaeological Project (MMAP), conceived in 2001, seeks to investigate human settlement of the Mekong Valley with a research program beginning in Luang Prabang in northern Laos.

Southeast Asia Scholarly Database
The archaeological databases contain archaeological, biological, and cultural databases as well as data recording forms.



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