Ship’s Cargo beyond the sea:
New Evidence from Dong Mae Nang Muang,
Nakorn Sawan Province, Central Thailand

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Title

Ship’s Cargo beyond the sea:
New Evidence from Dong Mae Nang Muang,
Nakorn Sawan Province, Central Thailand

Subject

Session 4
The archaeological study of ships’ cargo, hull, and maritime infrastructure

Description

This paper mainly focuses on Trade Ceramics and other cargo found from the Dvaravati settlement in Upper Chao Phraya basin, Central Thailand. Specifically, this paper focuses on the case study of the site of Dong Mae Nang Muang, Nakorn Sawan province.

In 2008 an archaeological project was done to gain better knowledge of the site. Four test pits, one test trench and an earthen mound were excavated. These activities expanded the current understanding of the site's characteristics. The excavation revealed imported goods from all over the world such as; ceramics, glass and semi-precious stone beads and glass vessels. This important phenomenon was a strong impact on current knowledge of the inter-relationship between Dvaravati, an ancient settlement in the Upper Chao Phraya basin, and the sea port town via China and Western Asia2, this has reconsidered the role of economics in the area especially the details of trade-routes and the merchandise during the Dvaravati period (5th-12th centuries AD).

Creator

Pimchanok Pongkasetkan

Date

November 2011

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Citation

Pimchanok Pongkasetkan, “Ship’s Cargo beyond the sea: New Evidence from Dong Mae Nang Muang, Nakorn Sawan Province, Central Thailand,” The MUA Collection, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1243.

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