Leonard Aurousseau's hypothesis revisited: the intersection between history and archaeology

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    This paper uses cloth production tools and extant remains to reconstruct the movement of prehistoric groups with textile technology into the Red River valley of Vietnam during the protohistoric period. The principal argument is that there was more than one wave of migration into Vietnam. This research shows that spinning technology developed independently in the Yangzi valley of southern China during the Neolithic period and gradually spread during the Bronze Age from the southeast region into the Red River region and other parts of Southeast Asia (including insular Southeast Asia); a second migration, evidenced at Dong Xa, is linked to the later movement of Han Chinese into the south.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCrossing borders: selected papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, volume 1
    Editors Tjoa-Bonatz, M. L, Reinecke, A. and Bonatz, D.
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherNUS Press - National University of Singapore
    ISBN (Print)9789971696429
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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