The Archaeology of Asia-Pacific Navigation

New Frontiers in the Neolithic Archaeology of Taiwan (5600–1800 BP)

A Perspective of Maritime Cultural Interaction

Authors: Kuo, Su-chiu

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  • Presents the latest archaeological discoveries and research on Taiwan’s Neolithic culture Reconstructs the spatiotemporal framework of Taiwan's Prehistory Provides a maritime perspective for understanding Taiwan’s prehistory

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This book summarizes the systematic research on the Neolithic cultures of Taiwan, based on the latest archaeological discoveries, and focusing on the maritime interactions between mainland southeast China, Taiwan, and southeast Asia during (5600-1800 BP). The study demonstrates and sheds light on the distinctiveness of Taiwan’s Neolithic cultures, their interactions with the external cultures of its surrounding regions, the maritime cultural diffusion and early seafaring across sea regions like the Taiwan Strait, Bashi channel and South China Sea. Drawing on the author’s deep understanding of Taiwan and its surrounding regions, the book also incorporates recent archeological findings by Taiwanese researchers. Further, based on a new reconstruction of the spatiotemporal framework of Taiwanese prehistoric cultures, the chronologically arranged chapters discuss Neolithic cultures of the early, middle, late and final stage of this island region, revealing the prehistoric cultural development, regional typology and their maritime interactions with surrounding regions. The typological study of the native traits and external cultural influences of each stage of Neolithic culture shows the prehistoric and early history of this key stepping stone in the Asia-Pacific region.

About the authors

Su-chiu Kuo, holds a PhD. in Archaeology from Tokyo University of Japan, and is an Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of History and Philology at the Academia Sinica of Taiwan. She has served as an excavator at a series of important Neolithic sites in Taiwan, such as Botanical Garden, Yuanshan and Fengpitou. She has published a number of papers on the Neolithic maritime cultural interaction across the Taiwan Strait.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-27

    Kuo, Su-chiu

  • Spatial-Temporal Framework for the Prehistoric Cultures of Taiwan (5600–1800 BP)

    Pages 29-53

    Kuo, Su-chiu

  • Archaeological Cultures and Their Maritime Interactions during the Tapenkeng Period (5600–4200 BP)

    Pages 55-97

    Kuo, Su-chiu

  • Archaeological Cultures during the Successive Period of TPK and Their Maritime Connections (4200–3200 BP)

    Pages 99-142

    Kuo, Su-chiu

  • Archaeological Cultures during the Late and Final Neolithic Ages, and Their Maritime Connections (3200–1800 BP)

    Pages 143-207

    Kuo, Su-chiu

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eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-329-263-5
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Hardcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-329-262-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Frontiers in the Neolithic Archaeology of Taiwan (5600–1800 BP)
Book Subtitle
A Perspective of Maritime Cultural Interaction
Authors
Series Title
The Archaeology of Asia-Pacific Navigation
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-263-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9263-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-262-8
Series ISSN
2524-7468
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 224
Number of Illustrations
73 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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