Roberto Ciarla

Roberto Ciarla
ISMEO-International Assosiation for Mediterranean and Oriental Studies · Asian Section

PhD

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The Khao Wong Prachan Valley of central Thailand is one of four known prehistoric loci of copper mining, smelting and casting in Southeast Asia. Many radiocarbon determinations from bronze-consumption sites in north-east Thailand date the earliest copper-base metallurgy there in the late second millennium BC. By applying kernel density estimation a...
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Essay on the origin of the copper-bronze metallurgy in China with an overview of the archaic and archaistic bronzes in the collections of the Museum of Civilization-'G. Tucci ' museum of Oriental art - Rome. The essay is part (Chapter I) of the catalog of the exhibition 'Food for the Ancestors Flowers for the Gods - Transformations of Archaistic Br...
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Catalogo della mostra "Antico Siam. Lo Splendore dei Regni Thai" Organizzata da ISMEO- Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l'Oriente e il MuCiv- Museo Delle Civiltà - Roma18 Maggio-30 Settembre 2019 Museo delle Civiltà Piazza Giglielmo Marconi 14 00144 Roma Il Catalogo è acquistabile presso (the Catalogue is available at): http:...
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p>The collection of mollusk remains excavated at Tha Kae has been recently re-analyzed and identified as to genera or family level. Out of 5 main fresh/salt-water mollusk families, only Conus and Tridacna were used to make personal ornaments and, for Tridacna, small adzes, during the local Bronze Age (BA) (c. 1100-500 BCE). The study of 100 kg of...
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This study comprises the first archaeologically-defined chronological and cultural sequence for central Thailand. Based on collaborative research between the Thai–Italian Lopburi Regional Archaeological Project and the Thai–American Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project, the results of excavations at seven pre- and protohistoric sites that witnessed t...
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This research, in response to 2 contrasting models of technological transmission, addresses the trajectories, timing and socio-cultural implications of the southward transfer of copper-base smelting technology within China and into Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA). Both models envisage a transfer of copper-base metallurgy from outside MSEA: the first...
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White and Hamilton (J World Prehist 22: 357–97, 2009) have proposed a model for the origin of the Southeast Asian Bronze Age founded on seven AMS radiocarbon determinations from the Northeast Thai site of Ban Chiang, which would date the initial Bronze Age there to about 2000 BC. Since this date is too early for the derivation of a bronze industry...
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Intensive surface surveys are a well-established method in the landscape archaeology of many parts of the world, but have remained relatively rare in Southeast Asian research. This article summarizes the contribution of existing surveys in the latter region and offers results from a short but informative survey of a metal-producing landscape in cen...

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Excavation reports of the sites (Tha Kae, Phunoi, Khao Sai On-Khok Din, Khao Sai On--Noen Din) investigated by the Thai-Italian 'Lopburi Regional Archaeological Project'.