Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 3: East Asia and Oceania

  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Melvin Ember

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xxviii
  2. Sarah Nelson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Anne Underhill
    Pages 12-15
  4. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 16-17
  5. Peter Hiscock
    Pages 18-22
  6. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 23-24
  7. Gideon Shelach
    Pages 25-31
  8. Deborah Bakken
    Pages 32-44
  9. Jo Anne Van Tilburg
    Pages 45-59
  10. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 60-61
  11. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 62-63
  12. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 64-65
  13. Michael Kolb
    Pages 66-70
  14. Rasmi Shoocongdej
    Pages 71-76
  15. Sarah Nelson
    Pages 77-81
  16. David Bulbeck
    Pages 82-116
  17. Ichiro Yamanaka, Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 117-118
  18. Akira Matsui
    Pages 119-126
  19. Gideon Shelach
    Pages 127-131
  20. Peter Hiscock
    Pages 132-149
  21. Patrick V. Kirch
    Pages 150-155
  22. Anne Underhill
    Pages 156-159
  23. Miriam T. Stark
    Pages 160-205
  24. Wang Hai Ming
    Pages 206-221
  25. Janet Davidson
    Pages 222-242
  26. Barry V. Rolett
    Pages 243-251
  27. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 252-253
  28. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 254-255
  29. Song Nai Rhee
    Pages 256-271
  30. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 272-273
  31. Sari Miller-Antonio
    Pages 274-282
  32. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 283-284
  33. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 285-286
  34. Peter Bellwood
    Pages 287-306
  35. Peter N. Peregrine, Peter Bellwood
    Pages 307-309
  36. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 310-311
  37. Francis Allard
    Pages 312-328
  38. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 329-330
  39. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 331-332
  40. Yun Kuen Lee
    Pages 333-348
  41. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 349-350
  42. Chuan Kun Ho
    Pages 351-353
  43. Back Matter
    Pages 355-386

About this book


The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents also defined bya somewhatdifferent set of an attempt to provide basic information sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ on all archaeologically known cultures, nological cultures. Major traditions are covering the entire globe and the entire defined based on common subsistence prehistory ofhumankind. It is designed as practices, sociopolitical organization, and a tool to assist in doing comparative materialindustries,butlanguage,ideology, research on the peoples of the past. Most and kinship ties play little or no part in of the entries are written by the world's their definition because they are virtually foremost experts on the particular areas unrecoverable from archaeological con­ and time periods. texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and The Encyclopedia is organized accord­ kinship ties are central to defining ethno­ ing to major traditions. A major tradition logical cultures. is defined as a group ofpopulations sharing There are three types ofentries in the similar subsistence practices, technology, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry, and forms of sociopolitical organization, the regional subtradition entry, and the which are spatially contiguous over a rela­ site entry. Each contains different types of tively large area and which endure tempo­ information, and each is intended to be rally for a relatively long period. Minimal used in a different way.


Middle Paleolithic Neolithic bronze age paleolithic prehistory

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter N. Peregrine
    • 1
  • Melvin Ember
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence UniversityAppletonUSA
  2. 2.Human Relations Area Files/Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Human Relations Area Files, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7130-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1189-2
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