Salt-making in Northeast Thailand: an ethnoarchaeological study in Tambon Phan Song Khram, Nakhon Rachasima Province, Northeast Thailand

Yankowski, Andrea, and Kerdsap, Puangtip (2013) Salt-making in Northeast Thailand: an ethnoarchaeological study in Tambon Phan Song Khram, Nakhon Rachasima Province, Northeast Thailand. Silapakorn University Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts, 13 (1). pp. 231-252.

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[Extract] The Mun River Valley of Northeast Thailand has been the focus of numerous archaeological excavation projects over the last two decades as part of the Origins of Ankgor project, a multi-disciplinary, cooperative project between the Thai Fine Arts Department, the University of Otaga, New Zealand, and James Cook University, Australia (Higham & Thosarat 2005; Higham, Kijngam & Talbot 2007; Higham & Kijngam 2009, 2010, 2012). Since 2002, the project has conducted excavations in the village of Ban Non Wat, a small rural community with cultural remains dating back over 4,000 years, exposing numerous archaeological features, burials and artifacts, and greatly contributing to our understanding of the development of the local society and economy over time. Over the last few seasons, under the direction of Dr. Nigel Chang, Dr. Kate Dommett, Dr. Bill Boyd, Dr. Warrachai Wiriyaromp and Dr. Amphan Kijngam, the project has expanded its scope to study the broader cultural landscape of the region and the changing interrelationship of humans with their natural resources and environment. This new direction has included ethnoarchaeological research on local salt resources and salt-making, in order to gain a greater understanding of the diachronic importance of this natural resource and commodity in the region.

Item ID: 29346
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1513-4717
Keywords: ethnoarchaeology thailand isaan salt-making
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Funders: Earthwatch Institute
Projects and Grants: Environment & Society Before Angkor
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 06:52
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage @ 10%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950502 Understanding Asias Past @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 40%
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