Accepted paper:

Re-examinnation of the classification and chronology to specimens of later half of Heger I type bronze drums in East and Southeast Asia

Author:

Kanji Tawara (Nagasaki International University)

Paper short abstract:

This paper re-examines that the classification and chronology to specimens of later half of Heger I type bronze drums in East and Southeast Asia.

Paper long abstract:

Han tombs of Jiaozhi and Jiuzhen Provinces bear some specific characteristics, if compared to those found in south China.While the distribution of Han tombs could represent the Han political border, it looks consistent with the distribution of bronze drums of the indigenous Dong Son Culture. This paper re-examines that the classification and chronology to specimens of later half of Heger I type bronze drums in East and Southeast Asia. Result of the analysis is summarized below:

Period I: Type II-1a (including group I), the late 3rd century B.C. to the early 2nd century B.C.; Period II: Type II-1b, II-2a (including type II-1a, II-2b), the early to the late 2nd century B.C.; Period III: Type II-1c, III-1 types (including II-2b, II-1b), the 1st century B.C. to the early 1st century A.D.; Period IV: Type III-2a, the late 1st century A.D. to the 3rd century A.D.; Period V: Type III-2b, III-2c, after the 3rd -4th centuries A.D.

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The archaeology of contact between China and Southeast Asia between the mid-1st millennium BC and the mid-1st millennium AD