Surapol Natapintu's research while affiliated with Silpakorn University and other places

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This article is a French translation of the English language original, published in Asian Perspectives in 2009. The original manuscript was written in 2008 but the core ideas stand, governed, as they are, by thermodynamics.
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Archaeological excavations at Ban Khao Din Tai archaeological site have revealed a substantial number of iron slags. Studying these iron slags was important because of their archaeological and technological interests. In this study selected five iron slags for the archaeometallurgical studies, energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry was u...
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Pigs, the principal sources of meat for humans, have been crucial to cultures throughout Asia, especially in China and SE Asia, since prehistoric times. Several archaeological studies have used pig remains to elucidate the origin, culture, social evolution, and migration patterns of Asiatic people. However, ancient DNA of these remains in central S...
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:The existing Southeast Asian archaeological literature commonly presupposes that the region's extensive laterite deposits are rich in iron and have been used as ore sources for the smelting of iron. We summarize what is known about laterite in light of the universal physico-chemical requirements for the bloomery smelting of iron, and suggest that...

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... FTIR data of the three selected samples in the 4000-400 cm -1 region macro-and microelemental analysis of the samples. naturally, we have to keep in mind that (as indicated by the standard deviation values associated with the previous PXrF elemental analyses of the surface composition of similar samples) these types of sample are very heterogeneous.[11,12]. in consequence, conclusions referring to the slag's mineralogical and/or chemical composition have to be drawn very cautiously.The archaeometric (archaeometallurgical) research carried out is part of the Project for Technical and Cultural Heritage Preservation in Transylvania, initiated and supervised by the research institute of the Transylvanian Museum Society. The financial support was assured by the 3272/4/2017/HTMT grant of the Homeland research Programme supervised by the Hungarian science Abroad Presidential committee of the Hungarian Scientific Academy. ...
... Thailand has been influenced by China and India for thousands of years in several aspects, including agriculture (Higham and Rispoli 2014). Domestic animals and domestic rice from these two countries were introduced into Thailand, including pigs and Oryza sativa subspecies japonica from China, and zebu and O. sativa subspecies indica from India Wannajuk et al. 2013;Castillo et al. 2016). Many lines of evidence, including both archaeological and genetic data, have indicated a long relationship between Thailand and China. ...
... From 2008, SEALIP (the Southeast Asian Lead Isotope Project) began revealing early regional copper/bronze exchange networks, which initially focused on the two known production loci: Phu Lon (PL) in northern Thailand (Pigott and Natapintu 1996;Vernon 1996;Pigott and Weisgerber 1998;Pigott 2019) and the Khao Wong Prachan Valley (KWPV) (Bennett 1988a;Pigott 2019;Pigott et al. 1997;Pryce et al. 2010;Rostoker et al. 1989) in Central Thailand. However, with the discovery of a major copper production centre in Laos, known as the Vilabouly Complex (VC), it transpired most prehistoric regional consumption signatures were far more compatible with the VC than PL and the KWPV (Pryce et al. , 2014. Indeed, the VC's signature has been detected in Bronze Age artefacts as far as central Myanmar , showing the potential importance of Laos in late prehistoric exchange networks (Cadet et al. 2019). ...
... Gold is almost ubiquitous across the region, albeit in minor placer deposits, and often panned part-time by local people (Workman, 1977). The same could be said of iron, with regular instances of low-grade minerals and relatively rare rich deposits (Leroy et al., 2018;Pryce et al., 2014b;Pryce and Natapintu, 2009). Of course, the perennial interest of late prehistoric archaeologists is copper, and deposits of its ores are to be found across the SAM, though quite irregularly distributed. ...