Northern Kentucky University

Poster Title

Mining Archaeology and Production: Examining Stone Tools from the Prehistoric Copper Mining Complex of Phu Lon, Thailand

Institution

Northern Kentucky University

Abstract

The Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project (TAP) has excavated the mining complex of Phu Lon along the Mekong River in northeast Thailand in efforts to better understand the origins of mining and metallurgy in Southeast Asia in prehistory. At Phu Lon evidence of metallurgy from the local procurement and processing of copper ores is visible. This poster presents preliminary observations on stone tools used at the site in prehistory.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

Mining Archaeology and Production: Examining Stone Tools from the Prehistoric Copper Mining Complex of Phu Lon, Thailand

The Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project (TAP) has excavated the mining complex of Phu Lon along the Mekong River in northeast Thailand in efforts to better understand the origins of mining and metallurgy in Southeast Asia in prehistory. At Phu Lon evidence of metallurgy from the local procurement and processing of copper ores is visible. This poster presents preliminary observations on stone tools used at the site in prehistory.