Indian Textile Technology as archaeological evidence for population movements in Early Southeast Asia

    Project Details

    Description

    In recent years, archaeological textile research has moved beyond the analysis and description of basketry, cordage, matting and textiles to address fundamental questions in prehistory. This project focuses on archaeological textiles to investigate the question of Early Indian contact in Southeast Asia. It aims to locate firm evidence for Indian textile technology at Iron Age sites. By extending waterlogged sites in southern Vietnam where Indian gold has already been found, the project also aims to unearth Indian prehistoric textiles in Southeast Asia and provide new insights into Early Indian contact in Southeast Asia.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0831/01/13

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD557,643.00