Asian Perspectives, vol. 56, no. 2 (2017)

From “Biocultural Practices during the Transition to History at the Vat Komnou Cemetery, Angkor Borei, Cambodia” in this issue. Top image: Probable intentionally stained teeth of Vat Komnou Burial 43B, a 45–55+ year-old male. Photo by Rona Ikehara-Quebral. Bottom image: Filed maxillary permanent left incisors and canine of Vat Komnou Burial 36, a 35–45-year-old male. A periapical cavity surrounds the canine root. Photo by Rona Ikehara-Quebral.


This issue of Asian Perspectives also features the following scholarly works:


  • The Search for Tsunami Evidence in the Geological and Archaeological Records, With a Focus on Japan
    by Gina L. Barnes
  • Bronze Age Subsistence Change at Regional and Microscopic Scales in Northeast China
    by James T. Williams
  • Biocultural Practices during the Transition to History at the Vat Komnou Cemetery, Angkor Borei, Cambodia
    by Rona M. Ikehara-quebral, Miriam T. Stark, William Belcher, Voeun Vuthy, John Krigbaum, R. Alexander Bentley, Michele Toomay Douglas, and Michael Pietrusewsky
  • Earliest Dates of Microlithic Industries (42–25 ka) from WestBengal, Eastern India: New Light on Modern Human Occupation in the Indian Subcontinent
    by Bishnupriya Basak and Pradeep Srivastava

 Book Reviews

  • Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology
    reviewed by Miriam T. Stark
  • Ancient China and the Yue: Perceptions and Identities on the Southern Frontier, c. 400 B.C.E.–50 C.E.
    reviewed by Francis Allard


  • Phasook Indrawooth (1945–2016)
    by Rasmi Shoocongdej and Himanshu Prabha Ray

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

About the Journal

Asian Perspectives is the leading peer-reviewed archaeological journal devoted to the prehistory of Asia and the Pacific region. In addition to archaeology, it features articles and book reviews on ethnoarchaeology, palaeoanthropology, physical anthropology,and ethnography of interest and use to the prehistorian. Occasional special issues focus on single topics.


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