Choukoutien (Zhoukoudian) sites, Peking, China. Early hominid "Homo erectus" or "Peking man" site, strata from Middle Pleistocene-early Holocene. Note: Homo erectus has been found in Choukoutien (or Zhoukoudian) near Peking with stone tools, fire?, and a lot of faunal remains. (Original teaching slide code: RS-1)
"Hoabinhian" tools, the SEA early Holocene lithic assemblage (see H. R. van Heekeren 1972: Prehistory of Indonesia) Note: Southeast Asian archaeologists put the "Hoabinhian" in global and regional temporal frameworks by comparing with the Vietnamese and European chronologies. In trying to establish correlations with European archaeological phases, it was noted that artifacts thought to be characteristic of the Lower Paleolithic, "chopper-chopper tool
Ban Chiang, northeastern Thailand. Note: This shows the open-air museum of Ban Chiang site, northeastern Thailand. The site's dates range from 3,600 BC to AD 200. (Original teaching slide code: RS-11). Photo taken by Rasmi Shoocongdej.
Ban Chiang, northeastern Thailand. Note: Ban Chiang is well-known for its red on buff painted pottery and early metallurgy of Thailand (Chin You-Di). (Original teaching slide code: RS-12). Photo taken by Rasmi Shoocongdej.
"Dongson" bronze drum from Thailand. Note: Dongson refers to a settlement and burial sites located in Viet Nam, dated from ca. 500 BC to ca. A.D. 200 and often termed by the Vietnamese as "Bronze Age". Bronze drums are one of the distinctive elements of Dongson material culture, a prestige item. Dongson material culture spread throughout Southeast Asia through mechanisms of long-distance trade. (Original teaching slide code: RS-15)
"Dongson" bronze drum from Viet Nam (personal) Note: This slide is from the National Museum of History, Hanoi, Viet Nam. Dongson is characterized as a period of increasing technological sophistication, marked transformations in socio-political organization, and expansion of long-distance trade, which presumably contributed towards the emergence of more complex societies in Southeast Asia. (Original teaching slide code: RS-16). Photo taken by Rasmi Sh
Model of ships representing long-distant trade in Southeast Asia during the 15th-17th centuries AD. Between 15th and 17th AD, the Thai and the Vietnamese traded their glazed ceramics in competition with the Chinese. The glazed wares were found throughout inland Southeast Asia. (Original teaching slide code: RS-17) Related information in Guy 1976. Photo taken by Rasmi Shoocongdej.