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Thailand has a 4,000 yeard old Indegenous culture

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posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 12:02 PM
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Excavations at a cemetery in Thailand reveal a 4,000-year-old indigenous culture



www.smithsonianmag.com...


Although scholars had dismissed Angkor's ancestors as isolated tribes living in small settlements, peacefully growing rice as they awaited enlightenment from Indian Buddhist missionaries and Chinese traders, Higham and a few other archaeologists are describing a vigorous and innovative people who merely grafted outside influences onto an already vibrant way of life. Higham believes that about 4,000 years ago, rice farmers from southern China made their way down river valleys and joined sparse bands of hunter-gatherers who lived off the heavily forested land. Clearing the jungle for fields, the newcomers domesticated cattle, pigs and dogs and supplemented their diet with fish, shellfish and wild game.






posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 01:35 AM
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Hey Coredrill

If you are interested in that subject I could recommend the books of Solheim on this subject and the development of rice based agriculture. Interestingly enough I just finished reading Higham's Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia a month ago.



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