The Art and Architecture of Thailand: From Prehistoric Times by Hiram Woodward

By Hiram Woodward

Written assets on Thai background are scarce. It took Hiram Woodward a long time of painstaking archaeological and art-historical learn to eventually piece jointly this primary ever accomplished survey paintings at the artwork and structure of Thailand from the earliest occasions until eventually the institution of the Thai-speaking kingdoms.

The ebook, prepared geographically and chronologically, covers 4 eras: the prehistoric interval; the interval characterised by means of the tradition of the dominion of Dvaravati; the centuries of Khmer dominance; and, as classical Khmer civilization waned, the interval of the fight for id.

A systematic and elucidating background of pre-fourteenth-century Thailand in a quantity crucial to historians of paintings, faith, politics, and society.

Readership : All these attracted to early Southeast Asia and in realizing the surviving sculpture and structure produced in Thailand sooner than 1300.

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Ngo Sy Hong, “The Sa Huynh Culture: Recent Discoveries” (1984–85), pp. 153–55. 88 Dates from Higham, Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia (1989), p. 232. 89 Associated radiocarbon dates are circa 1225–700 B. C. (Bôrânkhadî 4, no. 2 [Oct. 1972], p. 188). The site is briefly described in Chin (1967), p. 57. 90 Sot Daeng-iat, “Kân patibat ngân khut samruat l•æng bôrânkhadî thî Khôk Phlap ‘hangwat Râtburî” (1978). See also the illustrations in MBJ 4, no. 4 ( JulySept. 1978). ), Archaeological Excavations in Thailand: Surface Finds and Minor Excavations (1988), p.

The first millennium a. d. ” Then he wrote: Such an impression is reinforced when we consider the number of objects in Chansen III and IV which seem to be actual imports from overseas. About one-seventh of one per cent of the site’s surface was excavated; the objects were found widely distributed through numerous separate trenches whose locations were chosen randomly with respect to the protohistoric strata.

IIIb. 21 Illus. Solheim, “Early Pottery in Northern Thailand and Conjectures on Its Relationships” (1980), pl. IV, p. 48, where it is described as coming from the lowest levels. According to Watson, “Kok Charoen” (1979), p. , early middle period or Non Nok Tha phase). For another red-slipped vessel excavated at Non Nok Tha, White, Discovery of a Lost Bronze Age: Ban Chiang (1982), no. 16, p. 58, where it is dated to ca. 2000 B. , the early middle period or early bronze age at the site. 22 For a discussion of the issue, Watson, “Kok Charoen” (1979), pp.

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