Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20404
Title: Hoabinhian Rocks: An examination of Guar Kepah Artifacts from the Heritage Conservation Centre in Jurong
Authors: FOO SHU TIENG
Keywords: Hoabinhian, Southeast Asia, Prehistory, Archaeology, Guar Kepah, Guak Kepah
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2010
Citation: FOO SHU TIENG (2010-01-14). Hoabinhian Rocks: An examination of Guar Kepah Artifacts from the Heritage Conservation Centre in Jurong. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis presents an inquiry into the nature of certain Hoabinhian-related artifacts stored at the Heritage Conservation Centre in Singapore. It aims to deal with the legacy of colonial era excavations. Since some theories about the contingency of the Hoabinhian as an archaeological grouping are derived from older excavations, particularly from the colonial-era, it would also make sense to see what strengths and weaknesses these colonial-era excavations hold, and to see whether or not we are still able to use their data to pursue new avenues of research today. This thesis also aims to evaluate the appropriateness of extending ?present day? ethnographic analogies into the past by using ?Hoabinhian? artifacts at the HCC as a case study. At another level of analysis, this thesis also explores the nuances of the interpretive role that an archaeologist trained in another region has in interpreting material culture from Southeast Asia.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20404
Appears in Collections:Master's Theses (Open)

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
FooST.pdf5.34 MBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download

Page view(s)

627
checked on Oct 14, 2018

Download(s)

1,086
checked on Oct 14, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.