The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia

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Author  Charles Higham
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   June 13, 1996
ISBN  0521565057
Pages  400

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This book addresses the controversy over the origins of the Bronze Age of Southeast Asia. Charles Higham provides a systematic and regional presentation of the current evidence. He suggests that the adoption of metallurgy in the region followed a period of growing exchange with China. Higham then traces the development of Bronze Age cultures, identifying regionality and innovation, and suggesting how and why distinct cultures developed. This book is the first comprehensive study of the period, placed within a broader comparative framework.

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