Archaeology of Asia

Archaeology of Asia

Editor(s): Miriam T. Stark

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405102124

Online ISBN: 9780470774670

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774670

About this Book

This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region's last 10,000 years of history.


  • Comprises fifteen chapters by some of the world's foremost Asia archaeologists
  • Sheds light on the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest evidence of plant domestication to the emergence of states and empires
  • Explores issues of cross-cultural significance, such as migration, urbanism, and technology
  • Presents original research data that challenges readers to think beyond national and regional boundaries
  • Synthesizes work previously unavailable to western readers

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Contexts of Asian Archaeology

  3. Part III: Formative Developments

  4. Part IV: Emergence and Development of Complex Asian Systems

  5. Part V: Crossing Boundaries and Ancient Asian States

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