Department of Anthropology

Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project (TAP)

Joint excavations by the Thai Fine Arts Department, University of Pennsylvania Museum and Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project (TAP) in the Khao Wong Prachan Valley in central Thailand indicate that over the span of a millenium, from the mid-2nd millennium B.C. to the later 1st millennium B.C., copper producing settlements, among the largest known in Asia, had developed.

The archaeobotony lab at WSUV is analyzing archaeobotanical material collected from these sites. Over 500 samples have been analyzed with grains of rice and millet being recovered.


Vince Pigott crushing slag cakes.
 
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