Consumption and exchange in Early Modern Cambodia: NAA of brown-glaze stoneware from Longvek, 15th-17th centuries
Martin Polkinghorne, Catherine Amy Morton, Amy Roberts, Rachel S Popelka-Filcoff, Yuni Sato, Voeun Vuthy, Pariwat Thammapreechakorn, Attila Stopic, Peter Grave, Don Hein, Leng Vitou
PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2019
An evaluation of the geochemical characteristics of 102 storage jar sherds by k0-neutron activation analysis (k0-NAA) from archaeological contexts in Cambodia and reference samples from stoneware production centres in Thailand provides a new perspective on regional and global trade in mainland Southeast Asia. Identification of seven geochemical groups enables distinctions between production centres, and articulation of their role in trade between northern and central Thailand, South China and Cambodia. Storage jars from Thailand and South China are known in archaeological contexts worldwide because of their durability and intrinsic functional and cultural values. Evidenced by a novel applica..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Awarded by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Funding for this study was provided by the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (www.arc.gov.au, DE150100756) - MP, and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (www.ansto.gov.au, Proposal Number NA10306) - MP, CAM, AR, RSP-F, PG, AS. Martin Polkinghorne is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Sydney. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.