Archaeology and Culture in Southeast Asia (Paperback)

Unraveling the Nusantao

By Wilhelm G. Solheim, David Bulbeck (Contribution by), Ambika Flavel (Contribution by)

University of Hawaii Press, 9789715425087, 316pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007

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Description

This is the long-awaited synthesis of almost four decades of articulation on the Nusantao by the most senior practitioner of archaeology in Southeast Asia. The Nusantao is a formulation that attempts to provide answers to why we see so many clear similarities and patterns in archaeology of the region. The main answer to this question places the sea and the maritime tradition on center stage. Solheim draws on his wide and profound knowledge of networks of interactions existing in various time depths, peopled by what he generally labels "Nusantao."