excavation Archive

  • Making sense of the remains of daily life is a particular challenge for a site like Ban Chiang. No intact houses were excavated, almost no activity areas were found. Instead, the remains of daily life consisted mostly of holes--probably for houses built on stilts. Spreads of small pottery sherds, animal bone, and other discarded artifacts were probably refuse "kicked around" on the ground.

    Illustrating the Splatt Theory

    Making sense of the remains of daily life is a particular challenge for a site like Ban Chiang. No intact houses were excavated, almost no activity areas were found. Instead, the remains of daily life consisted mostly of holes--probably for houses built on stilts. Spreads of small pottery sherds, animal bone, and other discarded artifacts were probably refuse "kicked around" on the ground.

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