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Title: Monumentality in the Mekong Delta: Luminescence Dating and Implications 
Author: Stark, Miriam T.; Sanderson, D.; Bingham, R. G.
Date: 2006
Publisher: Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Citation: Stark, Miriam T., D. Sanderson and R. G. Bingham. 2006. Monumentality in the Mekong Delta: Luminescence Dating and Implications. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 26: 110-120.
Abstract: Brick monuments are one hallmark of emergent political complexity across much of mainland Southeast Asia during the first millennium AD. They first appeared in association with Indic statuary, large nucleated settlements, and the region's earliest states. Chronometric research in the Mekong delta on the earthen and brick wall that surrounds Angkor Borei (southern Cambodia) provides some of the earliest secure dates for brick architecture in the region. This paper presents preliminary results of the dating program at Angkor Borei and examines the utility of luminescence techniques for dating historic period monuments across mainland Southeast Asia.
Description: Refereed
Identifier: Former Mana'o EPrint ID27
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1534
Keywords: early states, brick architecture, monumental architecture, Mekong delta, Cambodia, Khmer, Southeast Asia, Angkor Borei, luminescence dating, Lower Mekong Archaeological Project
LC Subject Headings: Cambodia
Archaeology

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