University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Chester Gorman

Ban Chiang

A Mosaic of Impressions from the First Two Years

By: Chester Gorman and Pisit Charoenwongsa

Only a decade ago, Southeast Asia was regarded as a prehistoric cul-de-sac; that it might have been an important area in the development of early civilization was an unthinkable notion. In 1966, two most emiĀ­nent scholars of Southeast Asian cultural history, Coedes and Groslier still accepted the standard theory that early sophisticated stone tools, pottery […]