Northern Kentucky University

Poster Title

Ceramic Analysis at Prehistoric Phu Lon, Thailand

Institution

Northern Kentucky University

Abstract

Our project is the analysis of the domestic ceramic debris at the ore crushing site at Bon Noi, which is situated within the larger site known as Phu Lon in northeast Thailand. Bon Noi is part of a pre-historic mining complex, where people were mining and processing copper as early as 1100B.C.E. Our research incorporates ceramic analysis for the purpose of examining the artifacts located along the Mekong River at the site of Bon Noi. Preliminary observations from our research indicates Bon Noi was occupied at a later date than the other two ore crushing sites within Phu Lon, known as Pottery Flats and Bunker Hill. Within the context of our analysis we compare not only stylistic changes of ceramics within the region but we also address issues of contemporaneity and variability within the data group. Our findings incorporate form, surface treatment and temper analysis.

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Ceramic Analysis at Prehistoric Phu Lon, Thailand

Our project is the analysis of the domestic ceramic debris at the ore crushing site at Bon Noi, which is situated within the larger site known as Phu Lon in northeast Thailand. Bon Noi is part of a pre-historic mining complex, where people were mining and processing copper as early as 1100B.C.E. Our research incorporates ceramic analysis for the purpose of examining the artifacts located along the Mekong River at the site of Bon Noi. Preliminary observations from our research indicates Bon Noi was occupied at a later date than the other two ore crushing sites within Phu Lon, known as Pottery Flats and Bunker Hill. Within the context of our analysis we compare not only stylistic changes of ceramics within the region but we also address issues of contemporaneity and variability within the data group. Our findings incorporate form, surface treatment and temper analysis.