Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology

  • Junko Habu
  • Peter V. Lape
  • John W. Olsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Junko Habu, Peter V. Lape, John W. Olsen
    Pages 1-8
  3. History and Practice

  4. Early Occupations of Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Fumiko Ikawa-Smith
      Pages 195-217
    3. Kidong Bae
      Pages 219-239

About this book


The Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology focuses on the material culture and lifeways of the peoples of prehistoric and early historic East and Southeast Asia; their origins, behavior and identities as well as their biological, linguistic and cultural differences and commonalities. Emphasis is placed upon the interpretation of material culture to illuminate and explain social processes and relationships as well as behavior, technology, patterns and mechanisms of long-term change and chronology, in addition to the intellectual history of archaeology as a discipline in this diverse region. 

The Handbook augments archaeologically-focused chapters contributed by regional scholars by providing histories of research and intellectual traditions, and by maintaining a broadly comparative perspective. Archaeologically-derived data are emphasized with text-based documentary information, provided to complement interpretations of material culture. The Handbook is not restricted to art historical or purely descriptive perspectives; its geographical coverage includes the modern nation-states of China, Mongolia, Far Eastern Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and East Timor.


Asia in the Pleistocene Earliest cities in East Asia Ecology in prehistory Asia Hunter-Gatherers in Asia Pastoralism in East Asia paleolithic Chinese archaeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Junko Habu
    • 1
  • Peter V. Lape
    • 2
  • John W. Olsen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.School of AnthropologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6521-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6519-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6521-2
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