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Murphy, Stephen A and Pongkasetkan, Pimchanok (2010) 'Fifty Years of Archaeological Research at Dong Mae Nang Muang, an Ancient Gateway to the Upper Chao Phraya Basin.' Journal of the Siam Society, 98. pp. 49-74.

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Abstract

Dong Mae Nang Muang, in Banpotpisai district, Nakorn Sawan province is the present-day name for the site of Thanya Pura, one of the northernmost settlements of Dvaravati culture (6th–11th centuries CE) in central Thailand. Research conducted to date extends from the first surveys and excavations by the Fine Arts Department in 1956 and 1967 to recent projects of master’s degree students of the Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University and the Fine Arts Department, Lopburi, 2008–2009. The material culture and archaeological record of the site, its period of occupation, state of preservation of extant monuments and new evidence of inhumation practices are discussed. The evidence shows that Dong Mae Nang Muang was an important political, economic, religious and artistic centre in the Upper Chao Phraya Basin.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Thailand, Dvaravati, Archaeology, Nakhon Sawan
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
ISSN: 08577099
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 13:54
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34698

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