University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Douglas E. Yen

Ban Chiang Pottery and Rice

A Discussion of the Inclusions in the Pottery Matrix

By: Douglas E. Yen

Rice (Oriza sativa) remains are hardly novel discoveries in Asian archaeology. Reported as grain husks or glumes, charred endosperms or as husk impressions in ce­ramics from north and south China, Japan, India, Pakistan and Southeast Asia includ­ing Indonesia, their influence on the inves­tigation of agricultural origins has been considerable. (Figure 1). With the possible exception […]