Written for researchers, university lecturers and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in all fields of archaeological and anthropological study, this collection features new research from different excavation sites around Indonesia together with pioneering expert analysis. Groundbreaking new theories on early colonization feature alongside a thorough and up-to-date examination of field methods and techniques, and valuable insight into human development in Indonesia and beyond.
Focused on Java and Sulawesi, these research findings highlight important recent advances in quaternary research. Results from a cave excavation in Southern Java provide a much-needed long-term palaeoclimatic record, based on a lowland pollen sequence from Central Java, while the contributions from South Sulawesi include a pioneering archaeobotanical analysis, a new hypothesis on the earliest human colonisation of this island, and an attempt to reconstruct preceramic human biological population affinities. In addition, the little-known archaeology of the tiny island of Roti is presented and discussed here, with particular attention on prehistoric survival in an impoverished island environment.
Susan G. Keates (Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK) (Author) , Juliette M. Pasveer (Author)
1. Quaternary Research in Indonesia: Introduction 2. New insight on the prehistoric chronology of Gunung Sewu, Jave, Indonesia 3. The cervids from the Ngebung site ('Kabuh' series, Sangiran Dome, Central Java) and their biostratigraphical significance 4. The significance of the Punung karstic area (eastern Java) for the chronology of the Javanese Paleolithic, with special reference to the Song Terus cave 5. A Late Pleistocene and Holocene sedimentary record in Central Java and its palaeoclimatic significance 6. AMS radiocarbon dates on bone from cave sites in southeast Java, Indonesia, including Wajak 7. Notes on the Palaeolithic finds from the Walanae valley, southwest Sulawesi, in the context of the Late Pleistocene of Island Southeast Asia 8. Leang Sakapao 1, a second dated Pleistocene site from South Sulawesi, Indonesia 9. Divided in space, united in time: The Holocene prehistory of South Sulawesi 10. Late Quaternary faunal successions in South Sulawesi, Indonesia 11. Of nutes, seeds and tubers: The archaeobotanical evidence from Leang Burung 1 12. South Sulawesi in the corridor of island populations along South Asia's Pacific rim 13. Manuel Pinto's inland sea: Using palaeoenvironmental techniques to assesshistorical evidence from southwest Sulawesi 14. The bone industry of Ulu Leang 1 and Leang Burung 1 rockshelters, Sulawesi, Indonesia, in its regional context 15. Prehistoric bone artefacts from the northern Moluccas, Indonesia 16. Pia Hudale Rockshelter: A terminal Pleistocene occupation site on Roti Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia