Resources Organized by Time Period: BCE 4000-1000



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The Ban Chiang Project
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
"Ban Chiang is a village/mortuary site in northern northeast Thailand, in the province of Udon Thani. Excavated by Chet Gorman of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and Pisit Charoenwongsa of the Thai Fine Arts Department in 1974-1975, this extraordinary site was among the first to establish the existence not only of a hitherto unknown prehistoric culture, but also of a separate bronze age in Southeast Asia." See the FINDINGS section for descriptions and images of the many objects excavated from this site.

Go to Museum Resource: http://penn.museum/banchiang/about/background/
Timeline of Art History: Southeast Asia, 2000–1000 B.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Grave goods of Late Neolithic cultures include stone tools, shell beads and bracelets, and accomplished incised and cord-marked ceramics. Evidence of rice cultivation suggests that sedentary living is becoming more prevalent." With a period overview, list of key events, and 2 related artworks. Also has links to timelines of Oceania and South Asia during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=03®ion=sse
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