University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Lucas Chin

Trade Objects

Their Impact on the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Sarawak, Borneo

By: Lucas Chin

There are strong archaeological indications that the island of Borneo had begun to draw foreign traders and merchants to its shores by the 11th century A.D., and perhaps even earlier. It was situated along the passage through the South China Sea that ships, sailing between China and peninsular Malaysia, Java, and Sumatra had to pass, […]